Mount Sinabung volcano erupted in Sumatra Island


  • Mount Sinabung volcano erupted in Sumatra Island of western Indonesia. A huge column of ash was blasted and spread 7 km high to southeast and south of crater.
  • Mount Sinabung blew for nine minutes. It caused panic among the island’s residents. The volcanic activity was accompanied by multiple earthquakes felt in nearby villages. No casualties have been reported due to the eruption.
  • Indonesia has nearly 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country.


  • Sinabung was inactive for around 400 years before it erupted in 2010, 2014 and February 2018. Since then it has become one of south east Asian nation’s most active volcanoes.
  • Mount Sinabung is a Pleistocene-to-Holocene stratovolcano located in North Sumatra. It is particularly prone to seismic activity due to its location on the Ring of Fire.
  • Ring of Fire: It an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
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