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A large volcano named Mount Sinabung, on Sumatra Island in Indonesia, has been erupting for several days, covering the area with ash and forcing thousands of people to evacuate. The mountain is located in western Indonesia and started erupting violently a ...
The Business Insider · ByJennifer Welsh · 11/12/2013
A volcano in western Indonesia unleashed a new powerful burst high into the sky on Saturday, sending hot ash far down the mountain's slopes, an official said. Authorities have been closely monitoring 8,070-foot -high Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of ...
NBC News · 6/14/2015
Scientists think there may be a link between the new volcanic activity at Mount Sinabung in Indonesia and three recent megathrust earthquakes. Mount Sinabung in Indonesia was once considered a dormant volcano, until it erupted for a brief one month …
EarthSky · 6/25/2015
More than 10,000 villagers have fled a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia this month, most in recent days after a series of violent eruptions, an official said on Tuesday. Authorities raised the alert status of Mount Sinabung, on Sumatra island, to the ...
Sydney Morning Herald · 6/16/2015
Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, erupted again on Sunday, spewing hot clouds to the south and southeast of the volcano. The eruption, which occurred at 5:12 a.m. local time, was reported to be the largest of the eruptions that occured in the ...
The Jakarta Post · 6/15/2015
Mount Sinabung is western Indonesia has erupted, causing volcanic ash to shoot high into the air and forcing villagers in the area to evacuate. Mount Sinabung's alert status was raised to the second-highest level by officials after the 8,530-for mountain ...
Travelers Today · 11/3/2013
More than 13,000 residents were evacuated from villages after the Mount Sinabung volcano, on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra, erupted on Sunday afternoon.oon. It was the second time Mount Sinabung had erupted this year and the third time …
News Max · 11/4/2013
Authorities in Indonesia say they are preparing for the worst case scenario after Mount Sinabung erupted 77 times over the weekend. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency has now instructed all relevant government ministries and the Karo regency ...
International Business Times · 1/7/2014
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Washington Post · 2/2/2014
Mount Sinabung erupted for the third time in three months on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra late Sunday afternoon, Reuters has reported, forcing about 1,300 people from four villages around the volcano to evacuate their homes. The volcano is ...
International Science Times · 11/4/2013

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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