Sumatra’s Mount Sinabung put on a furious show on Monday, blowing ash over 16,000 feet into the air. Heavy dark billowing clouds also rolled down the erupting volcano’s slopes. No one was injured in this latest volcano eruption in an increasingly active Indonesia. Indonesia currently has three erupting volcanoes. Indonesia has 120 active volcanoes.
Mount Sinabung has been quiet for the past four years. Prior to that, a 2016 eruption killed seven people. There were also eruptions in 2014 and 2010.
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung (North Sumatra) erupting earlier today, as seen from Himawari-8. pic.twitter.com/qh3f2oqpfO
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Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a Disaster agency spokesman, said ash clouds polluted regions as deep as almost 5,000 meters to the south. Darwin, Australia’s regional volcanic ash advisory center put airlines flying near the region on a Red Notice.
Huge errupted of Mount Sinabung. pic.twitter.com/Ood1dGKfS2
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WATCH: Shocking video of Mount Sinabung erupting in Indonesia. pic.twitter.com/wd7AhbbVrQ
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