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Thousands of villagers are refusing to leave their homes on the slopes of one of Indonesia's most volatile volcanoes despite warnings that it is poised for a powerful eruption. Mount Sinabung, one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, has been at the ...
Huffington Post UK · 6/19/2015
Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra let out a long roar on Wednesday, erupting for a full 907 seconds, or just over 15 minutes – about 0.0028% of the year since it first started acting up. Daily eruptions, which started last November and lasted for months, coated ...
The Wall Street Journal · 9/25/2014
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung began erupting again on Wednesday, June 24. The eruption blanketed a nearby town in ash and forced the evacuation of several villages. The volcano had remained dormant for more than four centuries until a 2010 eruption.
Yahoo News · 2/9/2016
A massive winter storm that slammed the U.S. East Coast last weekend dumped so much white stuff on the ground that the extensive snow cover was clearly... A significant storm will be taking shape late this weekend into early next week and those living …
MSN · 6/15/2015
Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA News) - Mount Sinabung in Karo District, North Sumatra, erupted again at 4.15 p.m on Sunday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said. Head of BNPBs Information Data Center Sutopo Purwo Nugroho through his …
Antara News · 11/3/2013
The continuing eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano has made headlines worldwide. Television pictures show refugees leaving their villages as the sequence of volcanic activity, which began on 15 September 2013, continues to intensify.
decodedscience.org · 1/9/2014
MEDAN - Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, erupted forcefully once again on Wednesday and may threaten the opening of the Lake Toba Festival by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya in Berastagi, also in Karo, slated for Thursday. No casualties …
AsiaOne · 11/20/2015
Mount Sinabung spews ash and hot lava as it erupts near a mosque in Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province September 15, 2013. REUTERS/YT Haryono
Reuters · 9/19/2013
If someone were superstitious they might think that there is something seriously amiss in this world. Two major volcanic eruptions within a week of each other – in different parts of the world seem awfully coincidental. Perhaps in a scientific view, this ...
WebProNews · 1/1/2014
A powerful ash eruption shot 2 miles (3 kilometers) into the air at Indonesia's Mount Sinabung on Thursday (Oct. 24), according to news reports. There were no injuries or damage, but authorities evacuated 3,300 people living near the volcano as thick ash ...
Live Science · 10/24/2013

Mount Sinabung

Mount Sinabung is a Pleistocene-to-Holocene stratovolcano of andesite and dacite in the Karo plateau of Karo Regency, North Su…
Mount Sinabung is a Pleistocene-to-Holocene stratovolcano of andesite and dacite in the Karo plateau of Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 25 miles from the Lake Toba supervolcano. Many old lava flows are on its flanks and the last known eruption, before recent times, occurred in the year 1600. Solfataric activities were last observed at the summit in 1912; recent documented events include an eruption in the early hours of 29 August 2010 and eruptions in September and November 2013, January, February and October 2014. Between 2013 and 2014 the alert for a major event was increased with no significant activity. On 2 June 2015 the alert was again increased, and as of 26 June 2015 at least 10,000 people have been evacuated, fearing a major eruption. The long eruption of Mount Sinabung is similar to Mount Unzen in Japan, which erupted for 5 years after lying dormant for 200 years.
  • Last eruption: Oct 05, 2014
  • Elevation: 8,071 feet (2,460 m)
  • Prominence: 3,750 feet (1,143 m)
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