Indonesian officials have warned the public against the possibility of further eruptions from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, after it emitted a huge ash column on Monday.
Mount Sinabung erupted for about nine minutes on Sunday, spewing volcanic ashes about 7km in to the sky. No casualties have been reported, but officials have warned the public about possible eruptions.
“After the eruption, from midnight until 6am on Monday, there were a few aftershocks,” Willy, a scientist at the Sinabung observatory post added. Authorities have also urged residents to cover their faces with masks and stay indoors wherever possible.
Mount Sinabung, which stands at 2,460 metres, is among Indonesia’s most active volcanoes. It had been dormant for four centuries before erupting again in 2010.
Source: Channel News Asia