Powerful burst of hot ash erupts from Mount Sinabung triggering massive evacuations, Indonesia

Powerful burst of hot ash erupted from Mount Sinabung, Karo district of North Sumatra, on June 29, 2014, at 12:29 UTC. The eruption spewed 4 km high column of ash and triggered massive evacuations. Sinabung rumbled back to life in September 2013 after being dormant for 400 years. The latest eruption occurred only months after the volcano had erupted intermittently from September to February which left 15 people dead and more than 30 000 other internally displaced.”The hot ash slid into southeast of the crater by up to 4 500 meters,” Mr. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency, said.”Until now, the number of evacuee chalks up to 14 382 people,” Sutopo told Xinhua via phone. “The rise of … »

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