John Seach on April 5, 2014

Observations during a visit to Sinabung during last week of March 2014 showed continued activity at the volcano. At night a glowing lava dome was visible and glowing avalanches from the lava flow. Sounds of avalanches could be heard from areas close to the volcano. A 5 km radius exclusion zone remains in place around the volcano. Several villages have been permanently evacuated and residents are being relocated. Sinabung volcano has been on the highest level of alert RED since 24th November 2013.
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John Seach on March 17, 2014

Activity continues at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia. During the week 8-15 March 2014 earthquake tremor was recorded at the volcano. An average of 5 volcanic earthquakes were measured per day indicating intrusion of magma. Avalanche earthquakes produced by growth of lava dome have increased over past week with an average of 223 events per day. A 5 km radius exclusion zone continues around volcano. Sinabung remains on highest level of alert (AWAS).
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John Seach on February 14, 2014

A major eruption occurred at Kelut volcano (Kelud), Indonesia on 13th February 2014. The eruption was heard 200 km away in Yogyakarta. Ash reached an altitude of 55,000 ft and extended 500 nautical miles WSW. A 10 km exclusion zone was placed around the volcano, and 200,000 people ordered to evacuate. Kelut volcano has a history of dangerous eruptions.
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John Seach on February 3, 2014

Kelut volcano, Indonesia was raised to level 2 alert (Waspada) on 2nd February 2014. Between 22-31 January 2014 there were 234 shallow volcanic earthquakes recorded at the volcano. Earthquakes had a focus of 2-8 km depth. Water in the crater increased by 5.5 degrees Celsius A 2 km radius exclusion zone was placed around the crater.
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John Seach on February 2, 2014

On 1st February 2014, at least 14 people were killed by a pyroclastic flow inside the restricted zone at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia. A large eruption sent the burning cloud into Sukameriah village 2.7 kilometres from the volcano’s crater. More victims are suspected but rescue teams were prevented from entering the area due to the risk of more pyroclastic flows. The restricted zone is between 5-7 km radius from the crater. Sinabung volcano began erupting in 2010 after being dormant for centuries.
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John Seach on January 28, 2014

Dust devil and glowing lava dome at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia. Photo by John Seach.
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John Seach on January 26, 2014

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Eruption of Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, January 2014.
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John Seach on January 26, 2014

Spectacular Sinabung volcano eruption video.
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John Seach on January 22, 2014

During an expedition to Sinabung volcano, Sumatra in January 2014 John Seach observed eruptions. Pyroclastic flows were descending the southeast flank of the volcano with a runout distance of 5 km. On 14th January there were almost continuous pyroclastic flows. The eruption was accompanied by ash emission from two locations on the summit of the volcano. Pyroclastic flows were approaching close the the edge of the exclusion zone. Heavy ashfall occurred on the south and southwest of the volcano causing damage to crops.
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