Large eruption of Sinabung sends ash plume 12 km into the air

Large eruption of Sinabung sends ash plume 12 km into the air

A large vulcanian explosion occurred at Indonesian Sinabung volcano on December 10, 2013 at 04:30 UTC. Darwin VAAC reported ash plume rose to an altitude of 12 km (38 000 ft) and drifted 50 nautical miles to the NW.

Although it had a relatively calm period in last few days, today's eruption was preceded by a smaller one around midnight. Ash plume from that eruption rose to estimated 5.5 km (18 000 ft).

The volcano is on red alert for last 2 weeks and more than 17 000 people remain evacuated, Volcano Discovery reports.

Volcanic ash advisory - Darwin VAAC - December 10, 2013

  • Sinabung webcams on VolcanoDiscovery

Featured image: CCTV VSI - webcam image on December 10, 2013.

Tags: sinabung

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