Indonesia Sinabung Volcano Erupts

Indonesia Sinabung Volcano Erupted

On Sunday (9 June, 2019) Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupted throwing ash and smoke more than 4 miles into the sky. The accident aroused panic to residents, but fortunately, there is no reported injury.  Mount Sinabung has seen a spike in activity since 2010, and officials are warning of potential further eruptions.

Scientists observing the volcano and said there were aftershocks following the eruption, and more may follow.

Express.co.uk indicated [Photo from the scene shows mask-clad villager sweeping the ash away. Hot ash spread to the southeast and south of the crater by more than two miles, according to an agency statement. Mount Sinabung is an active volcano and is at high alert level. There is a no-go zone of three miles currently in place around it].

Sinabung volcano is located North Sumatra, Indonesia, 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Lake Toba supervolcano. Many old lava flows are on its flanks and the last known eruption, before recent times, occurred in the year 1600. Mount Sinabung is among 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia.

According to the data of Wikipedia on 2 June 2015, the alert was again increased, and on 26 June 2015, at least 10,000 people were evacuated, fearing a major eruption.

Yesterday Volcano Discovery informed that another explosion happened at the Agung volcano (Bali, Indonesia) last night, at 01:38 local time. The eruption lasted almost 10 minutes, marking it one of the longest in the recent series of such volcanoes explosions.

[A vulcanian-type eruption ejected lots of incandescent material to distances of at least 700 m from the crater and generated an ash plume that rose to 30,000 ft (9000 m) altitude and drifting south over Denpasar].

Indonesia Sinabung Volcano Erupted
another explosion happened at the Agung volcano (Bali, Indonesia).

Source: Text; www.volcanodiscovery.com, Wikipedia

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