Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): first eruption after several 100 years
dimanche août 29, 2010 14:25 |
Sinabung volcano in northen Sumatra oday (Sun, 29 August, 2010) for the first time after probably several hundreds years. The volcano had not been monitored and the eruption came as a surprise.
An eyewitness reported that at around midnight, the ground was shaken violently, and that shortly after, lava could be seen running down from the summit of the volcano, buring forest. Heavy smoke and ash obscured the visibility to sometimes less than 5 meters.
According to VAAC Darwin an ash plume from the eruption has reached 4000 m a.s.l. Press reports speak of around 12,000 evacuated persons, with one fatality occuring during the evacuation.
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