Mount Sinabung spews ash cloud in Indonesia

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Mount Sinabung volcano has erupted on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, firing ash and other volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters into the sky.

This is the second eruption since Saturday.

Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Centre said there were no reported fatalities or injuries from the eruption but it warned that people should stay at least 5 kilometres away from the crater’s mouth.

“People living nearby are advised to be on alert for the potential appearance of lava,” the agency said.

Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire.”

The volcano was dormant for four centuries before exploding in 2010, killing two people. Another eruption in 2014 killed 16 people, while seven died in a 2016 eruption.

 




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