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 1000013
Name: Sinabung
Lat/Lon: 3.17 , 98.392
Event Date: 05 Mar 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: 05 Mar 2021 05:21 UTC

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Indonesia - Mount Sinabung volcanic eruption (ECHO 03 Mar 2021)Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:43

  • Since 1 March, Mount Sinabung volcano, located in the Karo Regency (North Sumatra Province), erupted again sending ash plumes 5,000 metres high. Three major eruptions produced pyroclastic flows that reached up to 5 km down the south-eastern slope of the volcano.
  • According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), a total of 40 villages across Tiganderketm, Kutabuluh and Tigabinaga Districts were affected by volcanic ashfall.
  • National and local authorities deployed around 100 personnel in the volcanic ash cleaning activities over the three affected Districts.
  • The Mount Sinabung Disaster Emergency Response Task Force is constantly monitoring the volcanic activity. The alert status of the volcano stands at the third level.
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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 03 Mar 2021 07:22.
PVMBG reported that the eruption at Sinabung continued during 24 February-2 March. White plumes rose as high as 500 m above the summit most days. On 25 February avalanches of material traveled 500-1,000 m down the E, SE, and S flanks. The Darwin VAAC noted that an ash plume rose to 4 km (13,000 ft) a.s.l., or 1.5 km above the summit, and drifted SE, based on satellite images and information from PVMBG. On 28 February avalanches of material traveled 1,000-1,250 m down the E, SE, and S flanks; the VAAC noted that ash plumes were visible in satellite images and rose to 3.4 km (11,000 ft) a.s.l. (about 1 km above the summit) and drifted SW. On 1 March avalanches of material descended the E, SE, and S flanks as far as 1.3 km. A series of lava-dome collapses began at 0642 on 2 March. A total of 13 pyroclastic flows, each lasting between about two and eight minutes, traveled 2-5 km SE and E. Ash plumes rose 4-5 km along the length of the pyroclastic flows and drifted W, SW, S, and E. The VAAC reported that ash plumes were visible in satellite images beginning at 0640 rising to 4.3 km (14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifting SW. Ash plumes rose to 7.6 km (25,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W by 0758; within another 25 minutes the plumes had risen to 12.2 km (40,000 ft) a.s.l. According to BNPB ashfall was noted in 17 villages in the Tiganderket District, eight villages in the Kutabuluh District, and 15 villages in the Tigabinaga District. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4), with a general exclusion zone of 3 km and extensions to 5 km in the SE sector and 4 km in the NE sector. Sources: Badan Nacional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) ,Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC),Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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Latest media headlines

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Un éclair frappe le mont Sinabung alors que la fumée blanche jaillit d ... Sat, 06 Mar 2021 02:40:00 +0100.

Des images INCROYABLES montrent le moment où la foudre est tombée près du mont Sinabung en Indonésie. De la fumée blanche a jailli du volcan après son éruption et a envoyé un nuage de cendres chaudes de 16 400 pieds dans le ciel. Le ciel ét
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Eruzione Etna, la nuvola di cenere ha fatto abbassare la temperatura d ... Thu, 04 Mar 2021 17:00:00 +0100.

Il clima nel 1816 è stato infatti alquanto bizzarro. Proprio all’inizio di giugno si capiva che dal punto di vista climatico qualcosa non stava andando per il verso giusto, perché erano tornate le temperature fredde come se iniziasse l’inve
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CRONACA DIRETTA: INDONESIA - Erutta il VULCANO Sinabung, colonna di ce ... Thu, 04 Mar 2021 05:03:00 +0100.

Indonesia - Spettacolare eruzione del Sinabung. Indonesia - Sumatra : il Vulcano Sinabung torna in eruzione e lo fa in modo spettacolare sollevando una nube di cenere fino a 5-6km nell'atmosfera, nube che ricadendo sulle pendici del vulcano
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Eruzione del vulcano Sinabung: colonna di fumo alti 5 km | videoWed, 03 Mar 2021 20:33:00 +0100.

Il vulcano isola di Sumatra, in Indonesia, è stato inattivo per secoli prima dell'eruzione del 2010. Un'eruzione spettacolare quella del vulcano Sinabung, nell'isola di Sumatra in Indonesia. La colonna di fumo si è alzata per 5 chilometri.
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