Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupts
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted on Tuesday, sending volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and depositing ash in neighboring villages.
No casualties were reported as official had earlier urged people to stay at least 3 km from the crater, Indonesia’s volcanological survey said on Twitter.
The 2,600-metre (8,530-foot) Sinabung was dormant for four centuries before erupting in 2010, killing two people. Another eruption in 2014 killed 17 people, while seven died in a 2016 eruption.
Sinabung is one of more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia situated on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Ocean. In particular, the ring also encompasses around 450 volcanoes, including all the most active volcanoes in the U.S.