Indonesia’s Inactive Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts After 400 Years In North Sumatra
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Mount Sinabung Volcano Eruption: An inactive Indonesian volcano erupted in the early hours of Sunday, and saw thousands of people leaving their homes to safety, according to officials. The volcano has been reportedly dormant for more than 400 years.
A file picture of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung Volcano.
The volcano, Mount Sinabung, which is located in the Karo plateau of the North Sumatra province, has not been active ever since the 1600s. The eruption on Sunday morning saw the volcano spewing out ash upto a mile in the air. It erupted at 2:15 a.m. local time on Sunday.
No one is reported to be injured and officials say that the situation is under control. Indonesian officials have worked speedily in evacuating the thousands of people who reside in the villages nest to the volcano.