BNPB reported that activity at Sinabung remained high. On 17 June there were 120 avalanches, four pyroclastic flows that traveled 2-3 km ESE and S, and lava was incandescent as far as 2 km S and SE.
On 18 June a pyroclastic flow traveled 2.5 km SE and incandescent lava as far as 1.5 km SE was observed. Based on ground observations, the Washington VAAC reported that an ash plume rose to an altitude of 4.3 km (14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE during 18-22 June. On 23 June BNPB noted that 10,184 people (3,030 families) were displaced, housed in 10 different shelters.
On June 25, around 16 pm. local, a flow broke records; it has traveled, as PVMBG, 4.500 m , accompanied by a co-pyroclastic cloud amount of 5.000 meters. The South East wind direction pushed the ash over a large area east.
The alert level remained at 4 (on a scale of 1 to 4).
Sinabung , Indonésie : 3.17 ° N, 98,392 ° E Elevation 2460 m
Sources: Badan Nacional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC), GVP.
Photos :Hasron David Ginting / Beidar Sinabung .