Mount Sinabung Erupts in Indonesia Again.

September 18, 2013 Mount Sinabung Erupts in Indonesia: The activity at Sinabung continues to increase, with the restless Indonesian volcano sending ash to 6 kilometers (20,000 feet) according to the latest report from the Darwin VAAC.

The Jakarta Post is reporting that M. Hendrasto, the new head of the PVMBG, said that “the volcano’s lava pipe and crater had opened, so more eruptions were possible” (the Post‘s wording). Hard to tell if something was lost in quotation or translation, but it suggest that the PVMBG thinks that the last few days of explosion were “clearing the throat” of Sinabung and that new magma might be expected to start erupting.

Culture Volcans posted a timelapse video that captured the plume from yesterday, along with what looks like either steaming debris on the slopes or small hot rockfalls downslope from the vent.

Evacuations continue in the region around Sinabung, with the number of evacuees now over 6,200 people from 11 villages and these evacuations appear to already be causing humanitarian aid requests. There have also been some hospitalization due to ash inhalation from these explosions — a serious hazard in area where people live very close to the volcano.

In this BBC gallery, you can get a sense of just how close to the volcano people live at Sinabung, where the erupting vent looks like it is really just on the outskirts of the villages.

BBC Gallery of Sinabung Volcano

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