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Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Dec 2015: Dukono volcano, Sinabung
Saturday Dec 19, 2015 21:00 PM |
Explosion at Sinabung volcano this morning (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia)
: (19 Dec
) The eruption, characterized by slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues well into its second year. During the past days, incandescent avalanches, but also explosions (from pressurized gas-rich magma) have occurred, producing small to moderate ash plumes rising up to 2-3 km.Dukono (Halmahera)
: (19 Dec
) Ash emissions from the volcano continue to be intense and near continuous. A plume extending 100 nautical miles (180 km) to the east was reported this morning (Darwin VAAC).
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
: Seismic unrest has been detected at the volcano. On 15 Dec, VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from 1 to 2 ("waspada", watch), on a scale of 1-4. ... [more]
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
: New fumaroles have been detected on the SW flank of the Iozan Ebino crater and a strong sulfur smell was reported. ... [more]
Monday, Dec 14, 2015
: According to local press articles referring to information from INETER, the volcano's activity is on the rise, with "lava being close to the surface". ... [more]
Friday, Dec 11, 2015
Etna (Sicily, Italy)
: (11 Dec
) The volcano is at the moment calm. During Wednesday, the initially strong ash-venting activity from the NE crater decreased and stopped yesterday. ... [more]
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