Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano spews ash, hot clouds


Medan, Indonesia — On Wednesday, a rumbling volcano on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, shot a swirling pillar of ash and hot clouds on its slopes.

Ash released from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra reaches more than 4,500 meters (14,760 feet) in the atmosphere, and a scorching gas cloud avalanche is one kilometer east and southeast of Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center. (0.62 miles) I blew. Said.

According to Mount Sinabung observation post staff, Armen Putra, no casualties were caused by the afternoon eruption, and alertness remains at the second highest level.

The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) mountain has been rumbling since last year, and villagers were advised to stay 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) away from the crater. They were warned about lava while authorities were closely monitoring sensors to detect increasing activity in recent weeks.

The last such eruption was in early May when ash fell into a nearby village.

The volcano, one of the two currently erupting in Indonesia, was dormant for four centuries before it exploded in 2010, killing two people. Another eruption in 2014 killed 17 people, and the 2016 eruption killed 7 people. Since then, I have lived sporadically.

Over the past few years, about 30,000 people have been forced to leave their homes around Sinabung.

Mount Sinabung is one of Indonesia’s more than 120 active volcanoes and is prone to earthquake cataclysms because it is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is the arc of the volcanoes and fault lines that surround the Pacific voyage.

By Binsar Bakkara