Saturday, November 16, 2013

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts With Giant Ash Cloud - Mass Evacuations As Ash Cloud Reach As High As Two Miles In The Air! [UNBELIEVABLE PHOTOS]

November 16, 2013 - INDONESIA - Indonesian officials have warned of a dangerous new eruption of the country's Mount Sinabung volcano, LiveScience reports on Friday. Officials fear that superheated ash and gas coming out of the mountain may indicate that the force of the volcano's eruptions are increasing.

Incredible photos of a massive eruption of the volcano made the rounds on Twitter today.


Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke as seen from Tigapancur village in Karo district.
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Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke as seen from Tigapancur village in Karo district.
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Man looks at the volcano from Berastagi village in Karo district. (Photo: Getty Images)

Refugees at a temporary evacuation centre, following another eruption of Mount Sinabung.
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The volcano as seen from the Berastagi village in Karo district. (Photo: Getty Images)

Motorists wear masks while passing through an area covered by ash after the volcanic eruption.
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Farmer show tomatoes covered in ash at his field in Medan, Sumatra.
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A view of tomatoes covered by ash after volcanic eruptions.
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A woman with her son sits on a truck being evacuated from their village in Karo district.
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A woman carries her daughter as the volcano spews pyroclastic smoke.
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Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke as seen from Berestagi village in Karo district.
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Villagers harvest potatoes at their field, located just less than four kilometers from the volcano.
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The Karo provincial government said earlier this week it didn't want to take a chance, ordering 2,500 people to evacuate.

“Mt. Sinabung’s strong eruption today unleashed volcanic ash, pyroclastic clouds and blazing lava, threatening residents in its nearby villages, including Gurukinayan. We evacuated them all,” Karo administration spokesman Jhonson Tarigan told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

In October, Mount Sinabung erupted for the first time in three years. The AP reported at the time that the volcano spewed ash as high as two miles into the air, and covered nearby villages in thick gray ash. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate.

Officials warned people to stay at least 2 miles away from the mountain.

The AP notes that two people were killed when the volcano last erupted in August 2010, after having shown no activity for four centuries. - Huffington Post.



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