The Sinabung volcano collapsed lava dome


The dome erupted lava volume of over 2.6 million cubic meters descended on the volcano Sinabung erupting in the Northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, said Friday the official representative of the National authority for elimination of consequences of natural disasters (BNPB), Sutopo Purvo Nugroho.

The eruption accompanied by volcanic ash emissions is Sinabung continuously — quoted lifeguard national news Agency Antara. According to him, only since noon last Thursday, there was 84 landslide earthquake, in such circumstances, the continuation of the eruption is inevitable.

High pressure and energy coming from the magma chamber, result of very high volcanic activity, explained Nugroho. Earlier it was reported that during the first half of the medium from the crater occurred on 19 emissions of hot volcanic ash to a distance of 3.5 kilometers and 137 of the flow of lava in several directions up to a kilometer.

The Sinabung volcano with a height of 2.46 kilometres, located near the provincial capital of North Sumatra, Medan, woke up again on 15 September 2013 after a three year break, forcing them to leave their homes more than 15 thousand people. In the beginning of 2014 during its eruption killed 16 people.

In may 2016 pyroclastic flows led to the deaths of seven people. Indonesian authorities raised the alert level on the volcano to the fourth and highest level and entered the restricted area within a radius of 4-7 kilometers (depending on the extent of the threat in this direction) from the crater. Residents located in the nine villages evacuated, and roads in the area are closed for movement. According to the latest data, the number of evacuees placed in temporary shelters, more than 9,3 thousand.

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