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Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL450 MOV N AND FL140 TO E.

Monday Feb 19, 2018 15:15 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0190 at 14:59 UTC, 19/02/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180219/1500Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SINABUNG 261080
PSN: N0310 E09824
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2460M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/78
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM.
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL450 MOV N AND FL140 TO E.
OBS VA DTG: 19/1500Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 N0342 E09818 - N0323 E09801 - N0307
E09838 - N0317 E09904 - N0334 E09859 MOV E 5KT SFC/FL450
N0501 E09909 - N0553 E09938 - N0748 E09805 - N0733 E09714 -
N0614 E09738 - N0521 E09805 MOV N 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 19/2100Z SFC/FL450 N0607 E09803 - N0532
E09837 - N0523 E09938 - N0622 E09956 - N0738 E09832 - N0748
E09707
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 20/0300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 20/0900Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA TO N IS DISCERNIBLE BUT EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN
6HRS, WHILE MINOR VA REMNANTS TO E. VA HEIGHTS ESTIMATED
BASED ON PLUME TOP IR TEMP AND MEDAN SOUNDING. HEIGHT AND
FCST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMG AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180219/1600Z

Previous news
Eruption of Sinabung this morning (image: Samri Sihombing / VolcanoDiscovery)
Monday, Feb 19, 2018
A very powerful explosive eruption occurred this morning at 08:53 local time, producing a tall ash plume and a series of pyroclastic flows that ran down the southern and southeastern flanks to up to 4-5 km length. It seems that has possibly been the strongest single explosion at the volcano since its current eruption began in late 2013. ... [more]
Monday, Feb 19, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Sinabung volcano on 15 Feb 2018
Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Sinabung volcano on 11 Feb 2018
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Feb 05, 2018
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