Indonesia, Mount Sinabung, Volcano, Eruption

Indonesia, Mount Sinabung

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung blasts tower of smoke and ash into sky

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung blasts tower of smoke and ash into sky

10/8/2020 11:29:00 AM

Indonesia 's Mount Sinabung blasts tower of smoke and ash into sky

Indonesia 's Mount Sinabung erupted on Monday (Aug 10), belching a massive column of ash and smoke 5,000m into the air and coating local ...

AsiaSinabung volcano spews ash during its second eruption toward dusk as seen from Karo district, North Sumatra, on Aug 8, 2020. (Photo: ANTO SEMBIRING / AFP)10 Aug 2020 04:02PMShare this contentBookmarkMEDAN: Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted on Monday (Aug 10), belching a massive column of ash and smoke 5,000m into the air and coating local communities in debris.

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The volcano on Sumatra islandand saw a deadly eruption in 2016.AdvertisementAdvertisementActivity had picked up in recent days, including a pair of smaller eruptions at the weekend.There were no reports of injuries or deaths, but authorities warned of possible lava flows.

"People living nearby are advised to be on alert for the potential appearance of lava," Indonesia's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Centre said in a statement.Mount Sinabung emits ash and smoke into the air. (Photo: AFP/MUHAMAD NURUL ASRORI) headtopics.com

AdvertisementThe crater's alert status remained at the second-highest level.A spokeswoman for the civil aviation authority said flights were still operating in the region."The situation around Mount Sinabung is very dark now," said Gilbert Sembiring, who was visiting a friend in Naman Teran Kampung when Sinabung erupted.

"It was bigger than the eruption a couple of days ago."No one lives inside a previously announced no-go zone around the volcano, but small communities nearby were coated in a layer of thick ash from Monday's eruption."The sound was like thunder, it lasted for less than 30 seconds," resident Fachrur Rozi Pasi told Reuters by phone.

Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. After another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since.In 2016, seven people died in one of Sinabung's eruptions, while a 2014 eruption killed 16.

In late 2018, a volcano in the strait between Java and Sumatra islands erupted, causing an underwater landslide that unleashed a tsunami which killed more than 400 people.Indonesia is home to about 130 active volcanoes due to its position on the"Ring of Fire", a belt of tectonic plate boundaries circling the Pacific Ocean where frequent seismic activity occurs. headtopics.com

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