Mount Sinabung erupts, sends smoke 5-km into air
Published: 10:34 PM, 10 August 2020
Volcanoes have erupted again in Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ashes, smokes were seen across 16,400 feet of the sky after Monday’s eruption. After last Saturday, there was another eruption.
Rosie Posy, a local resident, said the sound came from the volcano-like lightning. It lasted less than 30 seconds.
The Indonesian Volcano and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said no one was seriously injured in the blast. Earlier, people were told to stay five kilometers away from the volcanic fuel mouth.
People living in the area have been advised to cover their faces and walk carefully to protect themselves from volcanic eruptions and possible lava flows, the agency said.
According to the Mount Sinabung Observatory, volcanic ash has already spread to many villages, about 20 kilometers from the fuel source.
Gilbert Sembiring, a traveler on the side of the volcano, said it was getting much darker around the mountain after the eruption. It was twice as many as two days ago.
Meanwhile, civil aviation authorities said that flights were normal in the area.