Mt Sinabung eruption sparks scramble to issue aid

Indonesia volcano erupts spewing a 5,000-metre ash cloud

A volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island has erupted, sending a torrent of searing gas more than four kilometres down its slopes.

Mount Sinabung's volcanic ash wasn't disrupting flights earlier but according to the latest reports, Indonesia has issued an aviation alert due to the high forming clouds.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for IDA, said the eruption was accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showered surrounding villages with small rocks. "This was the biggest eruption for Sinabung this year", said volcanology agency chief Kasbani, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said there were no fatalities or injuries so far.

Children play in the Karo district as Mount Sinabung erupts and (right) a villager films the smoke filling the sky.

More news: Meet The Olympic Halfpipe Skier Who Doesn't Do Tricks

Ash from Mount Sinabung volcano rises to an approximate height of 5,000 metres during an eruption in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia February 19, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. In 2014, When Sinabung erupted, over dozen people were killed and thousands evacuated.

Indonesia is located on the famous Pacific "Ring of fire" and has some 120 erupting volcanoes.

"The ash has not reached Medan city and the airport", he said, referring to Kualanamu worldwide Airport in North Sumatra province.

Indonesia is known for its volcanic eruptions as it is located in the Pacific Ring of fire and now has around 130 active volcanoes.

Related News:



Most liked

AT&T to start rollout of mobile 5G in Dallas, Atlanta, Waco
But ultimately the mobile 5G market is likely to be considerably more important than the fixed 5G market. Now, the carrier has named three of those locations; it plans toannounce others "in the coming months".

Palestinian dies of wounds in clashes on Gaza border
A series of cross-border exchanges have erupted since, in the most intensive exchange since the 2014 war. The explosive device was planted below the flag on the Palestinian side of the fence.

That Scandalous, Super Steamy Ice-Dancing Lift Won Gold At The Olympics
Cassie Sharpe, also of Canada, took gold, while France's Marie Martinod, who came out of retirement at Burke's behest, won silver. Gold was far from a sure thing heading into Tuesday's free dance. "But that's the scoring system".

Watch Elon Musk's Starlink Falcon 9 launch online HERE
Falcon 9 and PAZ are vertical on Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California . Steven, SpaceX is hoping to develop a more efficient solution to retrieving payload fairings.

Olivier Giroud excited to score first Chelsea goal in victory over Hull
French worldwide Giroud rounded off the scoring with a neat finish from Emerson's cut back to make the second half academic. Pedro added a second just shy of the half hour mark with Willian completing his brace five minutes later.

U.S. men's hockey avoids elimination
Slovakia scored a second-period, power-play goal by Peter Ceresnak through traffic that Zapolski had little chance of stopping. Arcobello, who scored his first Olympic goal against Slovakia, knew at the first practice how good Donato and Terry would be.

Donald Cerrone is Coming for Nurmagomedov
They don't have to fight me. "They'll call me and tell me "We need you at 170" and I'll be like, 'OK '". With just seconds remaining in the round, Cerrone tagged Medeiros with a straight right hand.

FA Cup: Wigan dump Premier league leaders out of tournament
The scenes were reminiscent of those at Ashton Gate when Bristol City beat Manchester United in the Carabao Cup in December. That's been cut short now. 'We did absolutely everything, we made a mistake and this kind of game is like a final.

Donald Trump Jr Arrives In India To Promote Luxury Retail Projects
However, local media have reported that he is slated to visit other Trump projects across India. Trump Tower projects have already come up in Mumbai and Pune.

OH students being released to parents after student shot self on campus
Information regarding the threat first came in about 10 minutes before the shooting, which took place around 7:51 a.m. A seventh-grader was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound at an OH middle school.

India, Iran to cooperate in Iranian port project
Tehran leasing to New Delhi operational control of part of the Chabahar was an important outcome of the visit. President Kovind said that India and Iran are age-old friends.

Magazine reports details of alleged Trump affair with former playmate
McDougal said she regrets signing the contract and refused to elaborate any details of the alleged affair in fear of retaliation. US president Donald Trump is staring down another allegation involving an extramarital affair and a rumored pre-election payoff.

Haley: Russia Needs to Use Leverage Over Syria to Create 'Real Peace'
That has increased fears that American troops meant to fight Islamic State militants increasingly are being dragged into the war. Some reports say the pro-regime force was composed of Russian mercenaries, but US officials have not confirmed the reports.

US Strikes Killed Scores of Russians in Syria Last Week
CNN identified several of the slain Russians on Tuesday; they were portrayed as a mixture of mercenaries and "ultranationalists". Deir Ezzor is the center of Syria's gas and oil industry, which ISIS captured and exploited to finance its operations.

Mets sign Jason Vargas, source confirms
He did not pitch in the playoffs that year, but went 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA over three postseason starts for Kansas City in 2014. Vargas has pitched with the Florida Marlins , Mets , Seattle Mariners , Los Angeles Angels , and Royals .