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Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: MINOR VA EMISSIONS TO FL110 EXTENDING WSW APPROX 20NM

Tuesday Feb 20, 2018 03:15 AM |

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

FVAU0295 at 03:10 UTC, 20/02/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180220/0310Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SINABUNG 261080
PSN: N0310 E09824
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2460M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/81
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: MINOR VA EMISSIONS TO FL110 EXTENDING WSW
APPROX 20NM
OBS VA DTG: 20/0310Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL110 N0309 E09805 - N0259 E09809 - N0309
E09825 - N0312 E09824 MOV SW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 20/0910Z SFC/FL110 N0315 E09805 - N0302
E09808 - N0308 E09825 - N0312 E09824
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 20/1510Z SFC/FL110 N0319 E09805 - N0305
E09805 - N0309 E09825 - N0311 E09825
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 20/2110Z SFC/FL110 N0325 E09808 - N0314
E09802 - N0308 E09825 - N0311 E09826
RMK: SEMI-CONTINUOUS MINOR ERUPTIONS TO FL110 OBSERVED. VA
ON GROUND NEAR VOLCANO ALSO BEING TRANSPORTED BY WIND.
HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 20/0250Z IMAGERY,
WEBCAM AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180220/0910Z

Previous news
Monday, Feb 19, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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