Magnificent Scenes Of The 2nd Volcanic Eruption On Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

Hanima Anand |Aug 11, 2020

Yesterday, the famous tourist attraction in Indonesia Mount Sinabung had its second eruption for 3 days, sending giant column of volcanic materials into the sky. See the impressive photos!

The dormant volcano was heard rumbling recently after over one year of silence and first erupted on last Saturday. Images of Mount Sinabung second eruption yesterday went viral on the Internet for their magnificent scenes.

Mount Sinabung
The giant column of volcanic materials shot into the sky

Witnesses at the time have recorded incredible videos where massive columns of volcanic materials were formed, reaching as high as 16,400 feet to the sky while 2-inch accumulated ash was left on the villages nearby.

Indonesia Volcano
No one got injured in this time eruption.

Luckily, there were no human injuries or serious economic loss. Surrounding villages on the volcano’s slopes had been abandoned for a long time.

Tourists and local people who watched the event were kept at a safe distance, around 3 miles far away to be specific. Air travel was not affected by the depositing ash but transports in the neighborhood had to turn on their headlights throughout the day to move through the ash.

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The scene looks like a supernatural force landing on Earth.

People were also seen wearing masks when going out to avoid inhaling the ash from eruption.

It’s estimated that over 30,000 people have been vacated around the area of Mount Sinabung for its potential danger. The volcano has exploded several times throughout the past decade, killing 25 people in total in 2010, 2014 and 2016.

Mount Sinabung Eruption
Local people are familiar with the event.

There are over 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia owing to the country’s location on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Though these volcanoes pose dangers to lives of locals there, they also become famous tourist spots during the time they remain dormant.

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