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Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung volcano eruption prompts emergency

An emergency response period has been declared by the Karo regency administration in North Sumatra following the Mount Sinabung’s eruptions in the last few days.

Mt. Sinabung volcano latest eruption took place on Tuesday at around 2:30 p.m. local time when the volcano sent a plume of smoke 3-kilometers into the air. Eruption lasted around 20 minutes and was even heard in Berastagi, located around 15 km far.

At least 1,700 people have been evacuated from Simacem, Bekerah, Mardinding and Suka Meriah area.

Evacuated people are currently living in three evacuation centers in Payung, Tiga Nderket and Naman Teran districts.

Below is a photo of Mt. Sinabung volcano eruption this Tuesday (Via The Jakarta Post, Antara/Rony Muharrman).


No casualties have been reported.

Volcano emergency warning will be effective until the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation lifts the warning, the Jakarta Post reported.

Mount Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes located in North Sumatra province of Indonesia. Mount Sinabung volcano eruption in 2010 had claimed life of one person.

Original post: Natural Disasters List November 6, 2013