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Jakarta Post

Public warned of more Mt. Sinabung eruptions

  • Apriadi Gunawan


Medan   /   Tue, August 11 2020   /  01:00 am
Residents of Sigarang-garang village in Karo regency, North Sulawesi cleans the road from volcanic ash spewed by Mount Sinabung on Aug. 8. The volcano erupts at 1:58 a.m., spewing ash 2,000 meter into the air. The ash covers residents' houses and plantations.(Antara/Sastrawan Ginting)

Authorities have advised the public to remain alert over potential future eruptions at Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, as the volcano has erupted several times since the weekend following a year-long absence of volcanic activity. The latest string of eruptions occurred on Monday, with Mt. Sinabung spewing a 5,000-meter-high column of volcanic ash and smoke from the peak of the mountain at 10:16 a.m., followed by a second eruption at 11:17 a.m. that produced a 2,000-m-high column of ash, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG). A PVMBG official of the Sinabung observation post, Armen Putera, told The Jakarta Post that the volcanic ash from Monday's eruption had covered at least three districts in Karo and turned the sky dark, especially in Namanteran district, which is located 5.2 kilometers from the mountain. More erupt...