Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts

Mount Sinabung in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province has erupted on Friday, authorities said.

The volcano started spewing ashes Friday morning, which lasted nearly six minutes, according to the country’s Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation.

According to the notice, the height of the ash-cloud top reaches up to around 5,260 meters above sea level, and is now moving to the east.

There were no evacuation orders issued and no disruption to flights, as authorities cautioned to stay away from the area.

Muhammad Nurul Asrori of the Mount Sinabung monitoring said, “Residents and tourists should not do any activity around Mount Sinabung or relocated villages because the volcanic activities remain high,” he told AFP.

The active volcano killed two people in 2010 during an eruption, after its dormancy for centuries.


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