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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.

Beware of Mt. Sinabung, says National Disaster Mitigation Agency

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) heightened the alert status of Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, on Wednesday after registering increasing volcanic activity.

The volume of hot lava spewing out of the mountain has reached 3 million cubic meters.

BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Wednesday that with the increasing volcanic activity, the Sinabung had the potential to spew hot lava and ash clouds to the south and southeast as far as 7 kilometers from the crater.

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