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8,530-foot-high Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia has erupted again, prompting the evacuation of approximately 1,300 villagers. The mountain has been active for a few months now: 15,000 were forced to evacuate in September and roughly 3,300 were …
Google Earth Blog · 11/4/2013
Thousands of people living close to a volcano in Indonesia have been forced to flee their homes after it began erupting violently. Mount Sinabung, on the island of Sumatra, became active again in 2010 but there has been more activity since 2 June.
BBC · 6/15/2015
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
Thousands of people have been evacuated on the Indonesian island of Sumatra after authorities upgraded the threat posed by a volcano to the highest level, officials say. The alert status of Mount Sinabung was raised late on Tuesday after a "sharp rise" in ...
ABC Online · 6/5/2015
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
TANAH KARO, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian volcano that was quiet for four centuries shot a new, powerful burst of hot ash more than 10,000 feet (three kilometers) in the air Friday, sending frightened residents fleeing to safety for the second time this ...
The Sacramento Bee · 9/7/2010
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
killing 14 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of evacuated villagers to return to its slopes. Among the dead on Mount Sinabung were a local television journalist and four high-school students and their teacher... More
Newser · 8/31/2015
As fall of 2015 unfolds, an already brutal wildfire season will continue across much of California and the Northwest. Every night Aung Myo Tun climbs onto the raised platform where he sleeps with his wife, six children and mother-in-law, listening to the ...
MSN · 6/14/2015
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.
Decoded Science · 1/9/2014

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 …
  • Last eruption: Oct 05, 2014
  • Elevation: 8,071 feet (2,460 m)
  • Prominence: 3,750 feet (1,143 m)
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