The Sinabung continues to issue pyroclastic flows.
High activity persists on the Sinabung volcano, which continues to present an alert level IV, the highest since June 2, 2015. A high seismicity is recorded and continues everyday the feed of viscous lava of the dome that piled up on top of the volcano.
This dome currently has two large lobes down to the SE and E. When the flanks of the lobes become unstable, some part of it are collapsing , generating pyroclastic flows (or nuees ardentes) consisting of mixtures of ash, gas and rock fragments to high temperatures, reaching high speed, and, in the case of areas of Sinabung volcano down to 4,500 meters of the volcano.
This dome has increased by 4 million m3 of lava accumulated in June As a result of recent pyroclastic flows by partial collapse, it decreased in volume, but he still accumulated more than 2 million m3, and lava always contributes to make it bigger, so it continues to produce pyroclastic flows.
There are currently 11,110 evacuees spread over ten shelters.
August 05, 2015. Sinabung, Indonesie :
Source : Avcan
Photos : Endrolew