Thousands evacuated after volcano eruption

Thousands evacuated after volcano eruption

World February 5, 2017 14:39

jakarta - On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, thousands of people have been evacuated after the volcano Sinabung in a short time seven times erupted. A radius of seven kilometers around the volcano has been declared off limits to humans.

The 2460 meter high mountain spurted a certain five kilometers high cloud of ash and smoke. The volcano spewed a lot of rock out. Residents and tourists are still being advised in the area around the volcano to wear masks.

The Sinabung awoke in 2010 to inactivity after 400 years. Since 2013 there have been several eruptions. In 2014, sixteen people were killed last year and killing six in an eruption of the volcano.

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