August 11, 2020, 01.33 AM

KARO, KOMPAS.comMount Sinabung volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra island erupted at 10:16am on Monday, August 10, spewing ash 5,000 meters high, or about 7,460 meters above sea level.

The 2,460-meter volcano shot a column of thick ash to the east and southeast, state news agency Antara reported, citing the Sinabung observation post. This was the second eruption since last Saturday.

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Seismology authorities have placed Mount Sinabung at an alert level or locally known as level III siaga.

“Residents and visitors or tourists have been advised to avoid any kind of activities in the villages that have been relocated,” according to the state news agency.

People have also been advised to stay away and not be within a 3 km radius of the volcano. They were also asked to wear masks when leaving their houses to minimize the effects of volcanic ash.

Residents living near to rivers have also been advised to be aware of the dangers of lava floods and to protect clean water from the Sinabung volcanic ash.

(Editor: Farid Assifa)

Source: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2020/08/10/12190761/gunung-sinabung-kembali-meletus-dengan-tinggi-kolom-abu-5-km

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