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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)
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).
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Thermal imagery and photo of the new fumarole field at Kirishima (JMA)
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