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: 11 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: 11 Mar 2021 07:13 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 10 Mar 2021 08:53.
PVMBG reported that the eruption at Sinabung continued during 3-9 March. According to the Darwin VAAC an ash plume was identified in satellite images rising to 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. (or 600 m above the summit) and drifting NW on 5 March. The observatory noted that avalanches of material traveled 500 m down the SE flank during 6-7 March, and an ash plume rose 1 km and drifted NW at 1910 on 7 March. 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: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC),Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 72 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Un tsunami entraine la mort de plus de cent personnes en IndonésieSat, 13 Mar 2021 18:04:00 +0100.

Des centaines de bâtiments ont été emportés par la vague qui a déferlé sur les côtes. Plus de 600 personnes ont été blessées et des centaines d'autres sont portées disparues, lors de cette catastrophe naturelle. Elle aurait été provoquée
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Le volcan indonésien Sinabung entre en pleine éruptionFri, 12 Mar 2021 09:23:00 +0100.

Le volcan Sinabung, situé sur l'île indonésienne de Sumatra, est entré jeudi en éruption, projetant des nuages de cendres jusqu'à cinq kilomètres de hauteur. Aucune victime ni aucun dommage n'ont été signalés. L'état d'alerte actuel se situ
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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),