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Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): summit lava dome destroyed during 19 Feb explosion

Friday Feb 23, 2018 07:03 AM | BY: T

Comparision of Sinabung's summit before (t) and after (b) the 19 Feb explosion, removing the dome (image:  Sutopo Purwo Nugroho‏ @Sutopo_PN / twitter)
Comparision of Sinabung's summit before (t) and after (b) the 19 Feb explosion, removing the dome (image: Sutopo Purwo Nugroho‏ @Sutopo_PN / twitter)
The 19 Feb explosion dramatically reshaped the summit area of the volcano: it almost completely removed the summit lava dome and blasted away portions of the older crater rims.
The volume involved was at least 1.6 million cubic meters of rock.
The volcano has continued to erupt with mild ash venting observed. Likely, the slow lava effusion continues as well, which would then result in the gradual rebuilding of the lava dome, but this might take some time. How much and if is matter of speculation only.
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Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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