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Mount Sinabung Erupts, Releasing Hot Clouds as Far as 2,500 Meters

The eruption of Mount Sinabung in Karo Regency, North Sumatra Province, occurred again by releasing hot clouds of avalanches as far as 2,500 meters ..
Mount Sinabung in Karo Regency, North Sumatra Province, erupted again by releasing hot clouds of avalanche as far as 2,500 meters on Saturday (6/2). - The eruption of Mount Sinabung in Karo Regency, North Sumatra Province, occurred again by releasing hot clouds of avalanches as far as 2,500 meters away, Saturday (6/2/2021).

Head of the Mount Sinabung Observation Post, Armen Putra said, the ashes of Mount Sinabung were clearly visible. 

Crater smoke with weak to moderate pressure is observed to be white with a thick intensity and 200-500 meters high above the crater peak. 

"The weather was sunny and cloudy. The wind was blowing weak to moderate to the west and northwest. The temperature was 16-25 degrees Celsius," he said as quoted by Antara, Saturday. 

Currently, Mount Sinabung, whose altitude reaches 2,460 meters above sea level (masl) is at Level III (Alert) status.

He asked residents and farmers not to carry out activities in the villages that had been relocated, as well as at locations within a 3 km radius from the top of the mountain. 

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Furthermore, the sectoral radius is 5 km for the south-east sector, and 4 km for the east-north sector.

If there is a rain of ash, people are advised to wear masks when they go outside.

In addition, secure clean water facilities and clean the roof of the house from dense volcanic ash so that the house does not collapse. 

"The people who live near the rivers that head up at Mount Sinabung, need to be aware of the dangers of lava," he said.

Previously, Mount Sinabung also experienced an eruption on Wednesday (20/1/2021). (*)

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