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Strong new eruption and large pyroclastic flow from Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted early February 9, 2015 sending ash up to 4 km into the air. Aviation Color Code has been raised to Orange.

At 03:32 UTC today, plume was extending 31 km to the west, according to Darwin VAAC.

At 13:21 UTC, the agency reported volcanic ash is not identifiable on satellite imagery due to meteorological cloud and darkness, but is still expected in area.

A large pyroclastic flow was observed coming down from the top of the volcano.

Heavy ashfall was reported in the nearby villages.

Featured image: Sinabung eruption on February 9, 2015. Author: Zidan Zamzam

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