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A massive outburst of an Indonesian volcano, Mount Sinabung, claimed the lives of at least 15 people on Saturday. Hot ash and rocks with recorded temperatures of up to 700 degrees scaled down the mountain’s slope in a matter of two or three minutes ...
GBTIMES · 2/3/2014
At least 16 people have died after Mount Sinabung erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The 8,530ft peak spewed out lava and gas, sending burning ash on to its slopes. Thousands fled on foot and in vehicles to escape the deadly clouds. The volcano ...
The Guardian · 2/3/2014
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung has erupted, spewing burning gas and rock up to 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) into the sky. No one was evacuated, Government officials told Xinhua news agency, but people living on its slopes are on alert. Sunday’s eruption …
The Independent · 10/5/2014
A VOLCANO in western Indonesia has erupted eight times in just a few hours, "raining down rocks" over a large area and forcing thousands to flee their homes. Mount Sinabung has been erupting on and off since September, but went into overdrive late on ...
News.com.au · 11/24/2013
He added that there were already 60 pyroclastic flows running from the crater of Mt Sinabung, stretching to a distance of between 2km and 5km down the slope of the volcano. He also said the volume of the pyroclastic flows was rising every day. In light of ...
THE NATION · 1/7/2014
At least 16 people, including four schoolchildren, have been killed after they were engulfed by scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung. The volcano started erupting in September, and officials say this is the biggest eruption in recent ...
ABC Online · 2/2/2014
On Friday, an environment videographer has captured Sinabung’s intense eruption of ash, gas and debris. Its pyroclastic flow tumbled down the mountain like an avalanche as it destroyed everything on its path. (Photo : Getty Images/Ulet Ifansasti) Mount ...
chinatopix.com · 6/20/2015
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted again this week, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. The eruption isn’t the first this year, as the active volcano awoke from a three-year slumber last month. More than 5,000 people were evacuated from ...
Social News Daily · 11/16/2013
Indonesian volcano Mount Sinabung erupts, thousands evacuated Hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Monday, June 15, 2015. Authorities have been closely monitoring the 8 …
The Detroit News · 6/15/2015
Like Us on Facebook The two eruptions of Sunday, first one during the early hours and second at 4.15 p.m. afternoon, forced the authorities to evacuate people living on the sloped on Mt. Sinabung in North Sumatra. Nearly 7,000 metre-high volcanic ash with ...
Science World Report · 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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