13:32 06 November 2013
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted again and spewed a 4.3 mile cloud of ash. Because of this, the volcano has been placed on alert status.
In addition, the Karo regency administration in North Sumatra has declared an emergency response.
Jhonson Tarigan, Regency administration spokesperson, said that the period is effective from this week for an indefinite period or until the Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has made a recommendation.
Romel Karo-Karo, a local community figure, said most of the evacuees were traumatized by the eruptions.
“They are very traumatized, especially when eruptions happen at night when they cannot see the volcano, but can suddenly feel the ash covering their villages.”
Talking about the eruptions that took place on Monday night, Rommel said: “The second eruption at about 9:30 p.m. brought with it searing material.”
PVMBG head Hendrasto said on Tuesday the alert status of Mt. Sinabung was maintained as its eruptions continued.
Mt Sinabung erupted in August 2010, which was the first in almost 410 years. This particular eruption displaced thousands of residents and claimed several lives.
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