2010-08-29 Volcano eruption in Indonesia on 29 August, 2010

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Volcano eruption
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Occurrence Date (UTC):
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 29 August, 2010
  • Requester: Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)
  • Escalation to the International Charter:
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted Sunday, shootingblack smoke and ash up to 1,500 metres into the air and prompting theevacuation of thousands of residents. Mount Sinabung in the Karodistrict of North Sumatra province thundered to life shortly aftermidnight, shooting lava and other volcanic materials from its crater.Two people in Karo district, North Sumatra, were killed in the eruption of Mount Sinabung on Sunday morning. More than 10,000 people in 17 communities were evacuated, said MuhammadIrsal, a Red Cross worker deployed to the area. They took refuge ingovernment buildings and tents were also erected, Irsal said.




Eruption area of SINABUNG volcano

Satellite Image

 Before Disaster



ALOS AV2, P131 F3530 A0.0, May 4, 2009


ALOS AV2, P131 F3540 A0.0, June 19, 2009

 After Disaster



ALOS AV2, P127 F3540 A-18.0, Aug 31, 2010