The current activity of the Sinabung, always on maximum alert, is relatively low: a weak white plume rises 200 meters above the summit.
This November 17, the PVMBG informs 4 emission earthquakes and a distant tectonic earthquake.
Sinabung - 17.11.2018 - the reservoir begins to drain ... risks of lahars - photo Sadrah Peranginangin
But the danger is present ! It comes from the new dam lake formed on the upper course of the Laborus River.
BPBD in the Karo region has issued a lahar threat to residents around the river living or working downstream of the dam.
Sadrah Peranginangin reports that the lake level has dropped about 3 meters and continues to fall, with risk of lahar, without rainwater.
Local authorities continue their local information work.
Let's hope that everything is going well for the local population.
Sources: PVMBG and communication by Sadrah Peranginangin.
An explosive eruption took place on 15 November from 15:52 in the Ontakeake of Suwanosejima; the associated plume reached 2,000 meters above the crater.
Despite the lack of data on inflation and the increase in seismicity, the JMA indicates a possibility of eruption of the same magnitude in the future, and advises against the approach of the crater.
The activity of Fuego is again rising: 8 to 14 explosions, low to moderate, per hour are accompanied by emission of plumes of ash to 4,700 meters asl., drifting on 15-20 km to the southwest and west.
Incandescent pulsatile emissions at 150-200 meters are observed, as well as moderate avalanches in the crater contour. A lava flow reaches a length of 1,300 meters in the Ceniza barranca, permanently fed.
Ash falls are reported on Panimache I, Morelia, Santa Sofia, Sangre de Cristo, Finca Palo Verde.
The summit activity of Etna continues, illustrated by the images of the webcam LAVE and from Benito Morabito.