Sinabung erupts in Sumatra

Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra erupted shortly after midnight local time on 29 August 2010, producing lava and throwing ash 1500 metres above the summit. Local inhabitants fleeing their homes have spoken of ’thick black smoke, small stones and sulphur’ being produced by the volcano, according to AFP: one local man reportedly died as a result of breathing difficulties suffered during the eruption.

Mount Sinabung is a 2460-metre stratovolcano in northern Sumatra, about 60 km SW of the city of Medan. An uncertain eruption is given by the Global Volcanism Program for 1881 and sulphurous gas emissions were apparently reported from the summit in 1912, but there are no historical records of confirmed eruptive activity.

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