Sunday, August 29, 2010

Volcano quiet for 400 years suddenly erupts

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Long-dormant Indonesian volcano suddenly erupts

A volcano in western Indonesia spewed hot lava and sand high into the sky early Sunday in its first eruption in 400 years. Government volcanologist Surono, who uses only one name, said Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province started rumbling a few days ago and the minor morning eruption has mostly stopped. It sent sand and ash up to a mile (1.5 kilometers) high but lava only moved near the crater. It caused no major damage "but only dust covered plants and trees," he said. He said Mount Sinabung last erupted in 1600, so observers don't know the volcano's eruption pattern and are monitoring it closely for more activity.

1 comment:

  1. FYI

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1307360/Flights-diverted-21-000-people-evacuated-Indonesian-volcano-continues-erupt-second-day.html

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