Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Sinabung
in Indonesia

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Sinabung can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 1000029
Name: Sinabung
Lat/Lon: 3.17 , 98.392
Event Date: 29 Jul 2021 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 260000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 8200000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 29 Jul 2021 05:42 UTC

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Sinabung report has been published on 28 Jul 2021 08:35.
PVMBG reported that white-and-gray plumes rose 100-300 m above Sinabung during 20-21 July and drifted N, NE, E, and SE. During 21-27 July white plumes rose as high as 400 m and drifted NE, E, and SE. At 1320 on 28 July an eruption produced an ash plume that rose 4.5 km above the summit and drifted E and S; the event lasted for about 12 and a half minutes. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was warned to remain outside of the 2-km exclusion zone. Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 4 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Monte Bromo: Este volcán activo de más de 2.300 metros de altura, no es el más alto de Java, pero sí el más popular. Se trata de uno de los volcanes más activos del mundo con más de 50 erupciones en los últimos dos siglos, siendo en 2004 cu
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Scientists call on more research to determine ‘tipping point’ of super ... 2021-07-29T10:27+0200.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (31), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),