Strong new eruption and large pyroclastic flow from Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

Strong new eruption and large pyroclastic flow from Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted early February 9, 2015 sending ash up to 4 km into the air. Aviation Color Code has been raised to Orange.

At 03:32 UTC today, plume was extending 31 km to the west, according to Darwin VAAC.

At 13:21 UTC, the agency reported volcanic ash is not identifiable on satellite imagery due to meteorological cloud and darkness, but is still expected in area.

A large pyroclastic flow was observed coming down from the top of the volcano.

Heavy ashfall was reported in the nearby villages.

Featured image: Sinabung eruption on February 9, 2015. Author: Zidan Zamzam

Tags: sinabung

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