Volcanoes in Indonesia spit kilometer-high ash into the air

Volcanoes in Indonesia spit kilometer-high ash into the air

Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material during an eruption in Caro, North Sumatra, Indonesia: Sinabung is one of more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia. (Source: Sastrawan Ginting / AP / DPA)

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia: Ashes flew for miles, population should avoid this area. A huge cloud of smoke appears in the photographs. Frequent outbreaks occur in the area.

Sinabung volcano on Indonesian island Sumatra It exploded again and a pillar of ash rose about three kilometers high in the air. The eruption lasted for more than six minutes on Friday, the South East Asian country’s geology authority said. No deaths or injuries were reported. The population was told to stay away from the crater within a range of at least four to five kilometers.

The Sinabung, about 2,460 meters high, is located 50 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital Medan. After being quiet for centuries, it has been erupting repeatedly since 2010. Thousands of people had to be brought to safety. More than 20 people were killed in severe explosions in 2014 and 2016.

Island nation Indonesia The so-called Pacific lies on the Ring of Fire. The island nation has about 130 active volcanoes.

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