Strong eruption and major pyroclastic flow observed at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

Volcano Alert
Darwin VAAC reported a high level eruption of Indonesian Sinabung volcano on December 14, 2014. Aviation Color Code was briefly set to Red and later downgraded to Orange as the eruption became less active.
At 02:32 UTC today (09:32 local time) volcanic ash cloud reached an altitude of approximately 6 km, and was extending 18 km to the NW.  Last high level erupting was observed at 03:40 UTC.
A large pyroclastic flow, approximately 4.5 km, was observed coming down the volcano yesterday.
Indonesian Mount Sinabung was sleeping for 400 years before awakening in August 2010. The latest series of eruptions started on September 15, 2013, and continued into 2014.
Two large pyroclastic flows on February 1, 2014, claimed lives of at least 14 people and severely injured 3 others.

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