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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Sinabung volcano eruptions:
2013-ongoing, 2010
Typical eruption style:
Explosive

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

Wed, 2 Aug 2017, 11:38
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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