Mount Sinabung Eruption of January 2014

February 03, 2014

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Photographer: Marc Szeglat; Marc's Web site
Summary Author: Marc Szeglat

The photo above shows a pyroclastic flow (foreground) with volcanic lightning during the recent eruption of Mount Sinabung, a stratovolcano on Sumatra, Indonesia. This flow traveled up to 3 mi (4.8 km) from the summit's unstable lava dome. Pyroclastic flows were observed to erupt in phases. Between these phases, activity calmed significantly -- no flows recorded for several hours. The eye-catching ash plume ascended about 2 mi (3.2 km) above the summit. Until 2010, Mount Sinabung was considered dormant. Photo taken on January 14, 2014.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Panasonic; Camera Model: DMC-GH3; Lens: OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8; Focal Length: 45mm (35mm equivalent: 90mm); Aperture: f/1.8; Exposure Time: 1.600 s; ISO equiv: 800; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows).