Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Eruption of Indonesian Volcano Sinabun



 via news.mail.ru

 
An Indonesian volcano that was quiet for 4 centuries shot a new, powerful burst of hot ash more than 3 kilometres (10-thousand feet) into the air, sending frightened residents fleeing to safety. The tremor from the eruption - the strongest so far - could be felt 8 km (5 miles) away. The eruption of Mount Sinabung - which caught many scientists off guard - forced 30-thousand people living along its fertile slopes in North Sumatra province to evacuate to cramped emergency shelters in nearby towns.
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