Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts spewing ashes into the sky
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung was erupting Tuesday, sending volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on nearby villages.
Mount Sinabung’s activity has increased since August last year and the alert for the volcano in North Sumatra province has been placed at second highest level. No casualties were reported as official had earlier urged people to stay at least 3 km from the crater, Indonesia’s volcanological survey said on Twitter.
Some 30,000 people have been forced to leave homes around Sinabung in the past few years. Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is located on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Ocean.
Sinabung had been inactive for centuries before it erupted again in 2010.