Sinabung Erupting Again

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Back in February Mount Sinabung sent over 22,000 people fleeing there homes and killed 16 after the stratovolcano began to erupt. All those who have already returned home may be forced to leave again as today the volcano gave another burst of activity sending pyroclastic flows up to 2 km away from the summit. The alert level still has not been raised from the third highest level, which it has been since things calmed down there earlier in the year, but it is safe to say all eyes will be back on the deadly giant.

1. Pyroclastic flow from the eruption earlier this year.

1. Pyroclastic flow from the eruption earlier this year.

The three closest villages have alerted residents to be ready to evacuate, although the order has not yet been given. Before the out burst at 1.43pm local time, its last spell was back in June. Sinabung has been erupting on and off since August 2010, after being dormant for nearly 400 years.

1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/10551746/Volcano-Mount-Sinabung-in-Sumatra-Indonesia-erupts-spewing-lava-and-ash.html?frame=2781658 Accessed 24/09/2014

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