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Powerful eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet), Indonesia

A new high-level eruption started at Indonesian Mount Sinabung around 09:28 UTC on June 9, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Red. According to the Darwin VAAC, volcanic ash is rising up to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) above sea level at 10:05 UTC, moving west. "Webcam...

June 09, 2019

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High-level eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 15 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 19:53 UTC on May 24, 2019 (02:53 LT, May 25). The Tokyo VAAC reported discrete eruption of volcanic ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. The eruption lasted just over 7 minutes. It came...

May 25, 2019

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Relatively strong eruption at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

A relatively strong eruption took place at Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 02:48 UTC (19:48 local time) on May 7, 2019. According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption produced a column of ash up to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) above sea level, drifting ESE. This is about 2 km (6...

May 07, 2019

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Major eruption at Mount Sinabung, ash to 15 km a.s.l., Indonesia

A major eruption took place at Mount Sinabung, Indonesia around 09:00 UTC on April 6, 2018 shooting ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. This is the second major eruption of this volcano within 2 months. The...

April 06, 2018

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Massive eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l.

A high impact volcanic ash eruption started at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia at 01:53 UTC on Monday, February 19, 2018. Pyroclastic flows traveled 3.5 km (2.1 miles) and 4.9 km (3 miles) from the summit. Ash plume was reaching an altitude of 16.7 km (55 000 feet)...

February 19, 2018

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Strong eruption at Mount Sinabung, large pyroclastic flow generated

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano erupted at 01:10 UTC (08:10 local time) on August 2, 2017, ejecting a plume of ash and smoke up to 5.4 km (18 000 feet) above sea level. It was one of Sinabung's biggest eruptions in the past several months. By 05:10 UTC, there...

August 02, 2017

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Activity at Indonesian Mount Sinabung remains high

Volcanic activity at Indonesian Mount Sinabung remains high. Late Monday, January 16, 2017, the volcano spewed ash up to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) above sea level and produced a large pyroclastic flow, reminding everybody why tens of thousands nearby residents had to be...

January 17, 2017

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Mount Sinabung enters a period of heightened activity

Indonesian Sinabung volcano entered a phase of increased activity several days ago. The volcano has reportedly generated frequent small to moderate pyroclastic flows accompanied with strong vertical explosions. The pyroclastic flows at the southeastern and eastern...

November 02, 2016

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Powerful eruptions and pyroclastic flows at Mount Sinabung, ash to 6 km a.s.l.

Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra's Karo District, Indonesia continues to erupt with ash reaching 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l. today. As of 05:40 UTC today, the Aviation Colour Code was still on Red. "The hot clouds are moving towards its previous trajectory -...

August 26, 2016

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Mount Sinabung covers capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province in ash

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted on Sunday, July 3, 2016, covering Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, in ash. At least three eruptions were recorded on Sunday, with ash rising up to 1.5 km (4 900 feet). Lava flows were observed 1 km (0.62 miles)...

July 04, 2016

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Deadly eruption of Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

Large pyroclastic flows produced by the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung on Saturday, May 21, 2016, claimed lives of 7 people, officials said Sunday. Two other people are in critical condition. National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo...

May 22, 2016

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Large pyroclastic flows recorded as Mount Sinabung erupts, Indonesia

Indonesian Sinabung volcano erupted on February 26, 2016, sending thick smoke and ash up to 4.2 km (14 000 feet) a.s.l. and producing very large and impressive pyroclastic flows. According to Agus Salihin, a volcanologist at the Sinabung observation post,...

February 27, 2016

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Eruption of Mount Sinabung continues

In August 2010, Indonesia's Sinabung volcano roared back to life with its first eruption in known history. The volcano emitted diffuse white plumes that rose 20 m (65 feet) above the crater and showed signs of increased activity on August 28. On August 29,...

January 17, 2016

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Pyroclastic flow on Mount Sinabung, Indonesia - July 27, 2015

Effusion of viscous lava continues at slow pace to feed the lava dome with two active lobes on the SE and E upper flanks of Indonesian Sinabung volcano.At 12:22 local time today, a small part of the eastern lobe collapsed into a medium-sized pyroclastic flow that

July 27, 2015

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Volcanic ash blankets the skies over Indonesian archipelago: Simultaneous eruption of 5 volcanoes

Five volcanoes of the Indonesian archipelago simultaneously erupted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The spewing ashes clouded the skies over the islands, suspending the flights on three airports in the area. Since last month, 13 000 people have been evacuated due to volcan

July 24, 2015

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Large pyroclastic flows at Mount Sinabung on June 19, 2015

Large pyroclastic flows have again been observed at Mount Sinabung, Indonesia early June 19, 2015. There are no confirmed historical eruptions of this volcano recorded prior to explosive eruptions during August - September 2010 that produced ash plumes to 5 km above

June 19, 2015

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Large pyroclastic flows at Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

A new set of moderate eruptions at Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano produced large pyroclastic flows on June 12 and 13, 2015, ten days after authorities raised the alert level to highest (4/4) and ordered evacuation of all people living within a 7-km radius.

June 13, 2015

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Sharp increase in Mount Sinabung's activity prompts highest alert, 6 000 evacuating

A significant increase in risk estimates caused by sharp increase in activity at Indonesia's Sinabung volcano over the last two days prompted officials to raise the alert level back to highest (4/4) on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 and order evacuation of 6 000 nearby res

June 03, 2015

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Major eruption of Mount Sinabung sends ash up to 9.1 km, Indonesia

A major eruption of Indonesian Mount Sinabung accompanied by large pyroclastic flows started at 20:45 UTC on March 4, 2015. Darwin VAAC reported ash cloud reached an altitude of 9.1 km at 23:30 UTC, and drifted 231 km (143 miles) to the NW. Aviation Color Code is on Red

March 05, 2015

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

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 volcani

February 09, 2015

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Thick layers of volcanic ash after latest eruption of Mt. Sinabung, Indonesia

The eruption of Mount Sinabung on Saturday, January 3, 2015 halted activities in the districts of Tiganderket, Payung and Lau Balang. Pyroclastic flows reached as far as 4 km south of the volcano while the volcanic ash reached up to 3 km into the sky. According to The J

January 05, 2015

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Strong eruption and large pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

A significant eruption of Indonesian Mount Sinabung took place around 00:00 UTC on January 3, 2015, according to Darwin VAAC. Although volcanic ash was not identified on satellite imagery, Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red.A large pyroclastic flow followed toda

January 03, 2015

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Strong eruption and major pyroclastic flow observed at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

Darwin VAAC reported a high level eruption of Indonesian Sinabung volcano on December 14, 2014. Aviation Color Code was briefly set to Red and later downgraded to Orange as the eruption became less active.At 02:32 UTC today (09:32 local time) volcanic ash cloud reached

December 14, 2014

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Large pyroclastic flows from Mount Sinabung disrupt flights, Indonesia

Several large pyroclastic flows traveled down the southeast flank of Mount Sinabung on October 9, 2014, threatening the closest inhabited areas. Flights from the Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, to destinations in the province and

October 12, 2014

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Pyroclastic flows continue at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

Lava extrusion continues at Indonesian Sinabung volcano. A series of small to moderately sized pyroclastic flows occurred this morning at the volcano. Whether the apparently more intense activity is a sign of increased lava effusion is difficult to say, VolcanoDiscovery

October 05, 2014

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Powerful burst of hot ash erupts from Mount Sinabung triggering massive evacuations, Indonesia

Powerful burst of hot ash erupted from Mount Sinabung, Karo district of North Sumatra, on June 29, 2014, at 12:29 UTC. The eruption spewed 4 km high column of ash and triggered massive evacuations. Sinabung rumbled back to life in September 2013 afte

June 30, 2014

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Changed landscape around Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

The following images show how much of the landscape around Sinabung volcano, Indonesia, has changed in last 9 months. The ash has coated nearby villages, as well as the coffee, chili pepper, and other plantation clustered at the foot of the

February 12, 2014

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Deadly eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano claims its first victims, Indonesia

Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano claimed its first victims due to a direct effect of the eruption. At least 14 people were reported killed and 3 others severely burnt by one or two moderately large pyroclastic flows this morning. 3 more people are still reported

February 01, 2014

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Sinabung roars - largest pyroclastic flows, thick ash layer, major hazard from lahars

The eruption of Indonesian Sinabung volcano intensified again today and produced pyroclastic flows reaching more than 5 - 6 km in length, the largest so far. Associated ash plumes rose to approximate altitude of 8 km (25 000 ft). Yesterday, the official

January 14, 2014

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Strong eruption of Mount Sinabung triggers more evacuations, preparing for worst-case scenario

Indonesian authorities are reporting that activity at Mount Sinabung volcano is still very high. Current eruptive phase started on January 4, when at least 5 pyroclastic flows traveled down on the southeastern side and reached lengths of up to 4 km.

January 05, 2014

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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

December 10, 2013

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Mount Sinabung on highest alert status after 9 powerful eruptions in one day, Indonesia

Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano was dormant before awakening in August 2010. The latest series of eruptions started on September 15, 2013, when at least 3 000 people were evacuated.As of Saturday, November 23, 2013, the activity is on the rise again. 9 strong explosio

November 24, 2013

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Sinabung erupts sending ash plume to about 9 km altitude, Indonesia

Another strong explosion occurred this morning at Indonesian Sinabung volcano. Ash plume was sent to about 9 km (30 000 ft) altitude, according to Darwin VAAC, and drifted westward. The aviation alert level was raised to red. Latest Darwin VAAC advisory,

November 18, 2013

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Another major eruption of Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano

Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano erupted in September 2013 for the first time in three years and has been erupting intermittently ever since. The 2 475 m (8,120 ft) high volcano erupted violently again early Sunday, November 3, unleashing a

November 04, 2013

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Powerful explosion at Mount Sinabung sends plume of ash 6 km into the air, Indonesia

A powerful new explosion occurred at Mount Sinabung on Tuesday, September 17, sending plume of ash about 6 km into the air. As of Monday, September 16, a total of 6 259 people have been evacuated from surrounding villages. New eruptive phase of this 2

September 17, 2013

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New eruption of Sinabung forces more than 3 700 people to evacuate, Indonesia

The Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI) raised the volcanic alert level of Sinabung volcano to 3 (out of 4) after new eruption occurred over night, September 14/15, 2013. According to press articles, more than 3 700 people from nearby villages have been...

September 15, 2013