As you might have noticed the result from the Volcano of the Month has been a bit late in coming. The most obvious reason is of course the explosive eruption at Gunung Kelud in Indonesia that we have followed extensively since well before it started. The other reason is the extensive work I had to do to remove extra-votes from people who found it interesting to alter the result to their likeing. In the end their hard-work came to naught and Sinabung won by a landslide.
While having been left in the shadow of the more explosive eruption from Kelud Sinabung has continued as before with the extrusion of the ever growing lava lobe. Also the pyroclastic flows has continued unabated. It seems like Sinabung will continue to be a part of our lives for quite some time.
Dedel Duelzz sent us this video from the beginning of the eruption of Gunung Kelud with amazing flashes lighting up the eruption.