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Mount Sinabung (Indonesian: Gunung Sinabung) is a Pleistocene-to-Holocene stratovolcano of andesite and dacite in the Karo plateau of Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Many lava flows are on its flanks. Solfataric activities (cracks where steam, gas, and lava are emitted) were seen at the summit in 1912, but no historical eruptions had been recorded until the eruption in the early hours of 29 August 2010.

Strong new eruption and large pyroclastic flow from Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted early February 9, 2015 sending ash up to 4 km into the air. Aviation Color Code has been raised to Orange.

At 03:32 UTC today, plume was extending 31 km to the west, according to Darwin VAAC.

At 13:21 UTC, the agency reported volcanic ash is not identifiable on satellite imagery due to meteorological cloud and darkness, but is still expected in area.

15,000 people evacuated

KARO: Powerful bursts of hot ash and gravel erupted from a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia early Monday, sending panicked villagers streaming down the sides of the mountain.

Six new eruptions in the morning sent lava and searing gas tumbling up to 1.5 kilometers (.9 miles) down the slopes of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province.

Volcanic material spewed as high as 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) into the air a day after authorities had raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level.

More news about the ongoing eruptions

Authorities in Indonesia have raised the alert on Mount Sinabung to the highest level after the volcano erupted nine times over the weekend.

The volcano has become increasingly active in recent months and officials say over 11,000 people have now been evacuated from 23 villages that surround Sinabung.

Over two days, the volcano became increasingly unstable and erupted nine times over 48 hours, spewing ash eight kilometres into the air. Last week the volcano recorded its biggest ever eruption, with ash, smoke and lava being spewed 10km into the air.

2013 eruption

Indonesian officials have raised the alert for the Mount Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra to the highest level.

The status was raised from "stand-by" to "caution" - the highest alert for volcanic activity - on Sunday.

People have also been warned to stay at least 5km (3 miles) from the crater.

Mt Sinabung has been showing signs of life since September, after being dormant for three years. Over the weekend, it shot ash and rocks far into the air, prompting the alert move.

2010: Mount Sinabung Erupts in Sumatra After 400 Years: Some Facts

A volcano has erupted in Indonesia after having reportedly been inactive (dormant) for centuries. Reuters news agency reported that Mount Sinabung erupted on 29 August 2010 and quoted the head of Indonesia’s vulcanology centre as having said that it is ‘the first time since 1600 that the volcano has erupted’ (Surono, quoted on Reuters “Volcano erupts on Indonesia’s Sumatra after 400 years”, The August 2010 Eruption of Mount Sinabung


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