Intensified eruption at Sinabung

Since the last post about Sinabung the eruption has continued with ever increasing amounts of pyroclastic flows and nue ardentes. On occation the extended 7 kilometer evacuation zone has been tested in the direction of the gorge that the majority of the flows has followed. There have though been no reports of them extending beyond…

The Road to Sinabung

We often have a tendency to believe that an eruption will come quickly after seeing an intrusion take place. Of course this is normally not the case, something that Sinabung has proven quite well. As the local Indonesian authorities are starting to issue warnings that Sinabung might be getting closer to a major eruption I…

Mount Sinabung erupting

Canal Volcan´s timelapse webcam capture of the eruption on 17 September, propelling an ash cloud up 6 km. Thousand of villagers arount Mount Sinabung had to evacuate on September 15, 2013, when the volcano erupted the second time within 3 years after a long period of dormancy. Several people reportedly died of ash inhalation. This BBC…