Sinabung volcano in Indonesia spews ash column 4,500 meters high

On July 28, Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province spewed a column of ash up to 4,500 meters.

Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, Indonesia spews ash into the sky. Photo documentary: THX
Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, Indonesia spews ash into the sky. Photo documentary: THX

The local geological agency reported that the 2,460-meter-high Sinabung volcano erupted in about 12 minutes. Images released by the agency showed a thick column of black smoke rising from the crater. The mountain ash flew up to more than 1 km.

Currently, authorities have not issued an evacuation order, but advised people not to go to places within a radius of 5 km around the volcano.

In May 2016, Mount Sinabung erupted, killing 7 people and injuring several others.

In August 2020, the Sinabung volcano continued to erupt, causing tens of thousands of people to be evacuated and 3 villages blocked.

Because it is located on the Pacific "ring of fire", an area with many potential risks for geological activities, Indonesia often suffers from earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. It is estimated that Indonesia has nearly 130 active volcanoes.

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