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Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts – spews ash 5000 meters high into the sky

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On the 10th of August 2020, Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung, situated on the Sumatra Island erupted. The massive eruption sent a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky.

The Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said that there were no causalities or injuries from the injuries.

However, they advised villagers to stay 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) away from the volcanic mountain. The are also educated about the peril of lava and are asked to be careful.

The agency said people in the area should cover their face to protect themselves from the ash fallout and be careful of potential lava flows. An official at the Mount Sinabung observation post said ash already covered several villages that were up to 20 kilometers from the crater.

As far as 3,00,000 people had to move to another place as they stayed close to the mountain. The civil aviation authority said that the flights will still be operating in the region.

Mount Sinabung is one of the 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.