Volcano Erupts on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island Causing Flight Cancellations

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Mount Sinabung sends ash and volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) as it erupts, in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: (AP Photo/Sugeng Nuryono)

More than a dozen flights were cancelled on Indonesia’s island of Sumatra on Monday due to an ash cloud emitted by a fresh eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano.

Mount Sinabung on Indonesia’s Sumatra island erupted on Monday, sending ash and volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky. It is the volcano’s second eruption since Saturday.

Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center announced that there were no fatalities or injuries due to the eruption, adding that people should stay at least 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) away from the volcano. 

Mount Sinabung volcano erupted in Indonesia, causing some flight cancellations as a massive column of ash rose into the sky. Source: Flightradar24

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