Mount Sinabung Eruption Forces Evacuation of Thousands

Mount Sinabung Eruption Forces Evacuation of Thousands

Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is erupting, and has already forced the evacuation of thousands. At least three thousand people have been forced to evacuate since the volcano entered into a period of activity on June 2. Throughout Monday, 1,200 inhabitants living near the slopes of Mount Sinabung fled, and the […]

Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts Again: Thousands Flee as Crops are Devastated [Update]

Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts Again: Thousands Flee as Crops are Devastated [Update]

Update [11/17/2013]: Further news from the Jakarta Post indicates that Mount Sinabung has erupted once more, alongside Mount Merapi. Mount Merapi – whose literal meaning is “Fire Mountain” in Indonesian – is another composite volcano, situated in Central Java. Merapi is the most active volcano in Indonesia, and has repeatedly erupted, since the mid-1500s. Merapi […]

Indonesia Volcano Mount Sinabung Violently Erupts

Indonesia Volcano Mount Sinabung Violently Erupts

According to the French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), a volcano in the west of Indonesia erupted on two successive occasions this Sunday, spewing intensely hot ash and rock seven kilometers into the air. The volcano in question is Mount Sinabung, a composite volcano, comprising of andesite and dacite igneous rock. Situated in the Karo […]