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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): eruption continues, moderately large pyroclastic flow this morning

Wednesday Aug 02, 2017 11:38 AM | BY: T

View of this morning's pyroclastic flow at Sinabung (image: Samri Sihombing / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
View of this morning's pyroclastic flow at Sinabung (image: Samri Sihombing / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
View from the volcano observatory's wecam (image: PVMBG)
View from the volcano observatory's wecam (image: PVMBG)
Another view of the eruption from the observatory (image: TopMetro News)
Another view of the eruption from the observatory (image: TopMetro News)
The pyroclastic flow descending on the southern side (image: TopMetro News)
The pyroclastic flow descending on the southern side (image: TopMetro News)
The volcano continues to be very active. A moderately large pyroclastic flow occurred this morning at 10:04 local time, as a portion of the viscous lava dome accumulating in the summit broke off.
The flow reached approx. 3 km length on the southern slope of the volcano, inside the already devastated and evacuated zone around Sinabung. The associated ash plume rose to about 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude.
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