The lava lobe is well visible deep down on the flank. Photograph by Erdyan Naburju.

Volcano of the Month is Sinabung!

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…

This iconic image of Sakurajima is taken by Martin Rietze.

Voting for Volcano of the Month

Four volcanoes have been suggested for the Volcano of the Month. These are in alphabetical order Nishinoshima, Sakurajima, Sinabung & Stromboli. It is quite simple, the volcano with the most votes given wins. And on Monday there will be a post about the winning volcano. You vote by being logged in and use the poll-maker.…

The eruption of Tungurahua as night is starting.

Sinabung & Tungurahua

During the night two large events took place. The first is the deadly collapse with a following pyroclastic flow that struck at Sinabung; the second is the powerful eruption that started at Tungurahua. Sinabung In a decision that I guess will be hotly debated for some time the Indonesian mitigation authority decided to lower their…

Impressively glowing pyroclastic flow captured on the fifteenth of january by photographer Opss Frans.

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…