Sumatra’s deadly Mount Sinabung exploded early this afternoon, spewing ash 1½ miles (2.5 km) into the sky.
Thousands of villagers were evacuated from around the mountain and warned to stay at least 4.2 miles (7 km) away, the Daily Mail reports.
“Authorities feared lava flows could cascade down the mountain and destroy homes, as has happened several times.”
“Only last month another eruption rocked the area, blasting ash 2.4 miles (4.2km) into the air and causing pyroclastic flows many kilometres across surrounding countryside.”
Video of the eruption was posted on Twitter by Aisyah Llewellyn, a freelance journalist in Indonesia.
See video here:
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