Record-breaking ash cloud at Mount Sinabung

A woman looks on as Mount Sinabung spews ash, as pictured from Sibintun village in Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province. (Reuters photo)
A woman looks on as Mount Sinabung spews ash, as pictured from Sibintun village in Karo district, Indonesia’s north Sumatra province. (Reuters photo)

Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, erupted again last night in what has been called the most powerful blast since September, which created a volcanic-ash cloud that was 10-kilometers high.

This most recent eruption, since new activity began three weeks ago, occurred at 9:56 p.m. local time.

Mt. Sinabung observation team reported that three small eruptions had occurred since Tuesday’s major blast.

The first eruption occurred at 2:40 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the second less than two hours later at 4:05 a.m., and the third at 6:19 a.m.

 

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