Vulkaan in Indonesië spuwt aswolk kilometers de lucht in | NU.nl

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De Sinabung-vulkaan in Indonesië spuwt maandag een gigantische aswolk 5 kilometer de lucht in. Autoriteiten waarschuwen bewoners en toeristen voor mogelijke lavastromen. Het advies is om buiten een straal van 3 kilometer rond de vulkaan te blijven en maskers te dragen voor de vulkanische as.

SINABUNG Volcano Eruption in Sumatra, Indonesia

Sinabung Volcano Erupts in North Sumatra, Indonesia – Aug. 10, 2020

A rumbling volcano in Indonesia erupted Monday, sending a towering column of ash more than 3 miles into the sky and raining down on nearby villages. Mount Sinabung, located on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, has been active since 2010 and had a spike in activity in recent days, including a pair of smaller eruptions over the weekend. Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said there were no reports of deaths or injuries from the eruption but that lava flows were possible. “People living nearby are advised to be on alert for the potential appearance of lava,” the agency said. Residents in nearby villages were advised to stay at least 3.1 miles from the crater’s mouth. An area around the volcano has been barricaded off for years, but nearby communities were covered in thick ash Monday after the volcano sent a column of volcanic ash up to 16,400 feet into the sky. Falling grit and ash accumulated up to 2 inches in already abandoned villages on the volcano’s slopes, Armen Putra, an official at the Sinabung monitoring post on Sumatra Island, told the Associated Press.