Sinabung Volcano Erupts In Indonesia Spewing 3 Miles Of Ash Clouds
INDONESIA VOLCANO ERUPTS – Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted spewing three miles of volcanic ash into the air.
2020 has been quite a year with non-stop calamities left and right. Meanwhile, as Indonesia continued to struggle with COVID-19, surrounding areas near the volcano are faced with tremendous amounts of ashfall. As such, authorities raised alert level 3 as residents evacuated the area.
On their official Twitter account, EarthQuakeTimes posted an update regarding the eruption:
Eruption of Mount Sinabung, North Sumatra 10 August 2020 at 10:16 WIB with an ash column height of 5,000 m above the peak (7,460 m above sea level).
In the video, you could see the shock in the people’s faces as thick grey ash was sent to the skies. Meanwhile, according to an article from Express UK, the ash column produced by the volcano eruption was seen to be over seven kilometers high.
The volcano is part of the 129 active volcanoes found in Indonesia’s ring of fire. Furthermore, the volcano also sits within the Pacific Ring of Fire. This is a horseshoe-shaped ring that is responsible for 90% of the world’s earthquakes.
Earlier this year, there were 3 volcanic eruptions from 3 different countries that occurred within 3 days. All of these eruptions were from active volcanoes that were part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
On Sunday, January 12, Taal Volcano became active and is feared to have a hazardous explosive eruption. Meanwhile, In Japan, Mt. Shintake Erupted on Jan. 11, and Mexico’s Popocatepetl on January 9.
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