The new lobe Sinabung, rapidly growing since the last major pyroclastic flow, marked a dangerous imbalance on March 3, 2015, shown in the photo above.
That night, a (partial but important) collapse was accompanied by a large pyroclastic flow that has spread 4.5 km to the south, and forest fires. The plume was approximately 3,000 meters, much higher after the VAAC Darwin.
The penetration of the pyroclastic flow in the Lao river caused a secondary reaction, with a white cloud of steam at the meeting between the pyroclastic flow and the cold waters of the river.
Sinabung - plume of the interaction between the waters of the river Lao and the pyroclastic flow - photo PVMBG
Sinabung - the pyroclastic flow buried the few remains of the village (evacuated) of Sukameriah 05/03/2015 - photo left endrolew@ - the remains of the village of Sukameriah, February 18, 2015 - right, photo Sadrah Peranginangin - a click to enlarge.
Sinabung - left, destruction after the pyroclastic flow - photo Thomas Sitepu 05.03.2015 - right, a field of coffee trees affected by pyroclastic flow - photo endrolew@
- PVMBG & VAAC Darwin
- Twitter - via Beidar Sinabung / Mbah Lëwa / Léopold Adam