The Sinabung volcano located in Indonesia emitted an impressive cloud of smoke this Tuesday morning. The column of ash and smoke rose several kilometers above the island of Sumatra. Thirteen projections reached 5,000 meters high, according to volcanologists. It is the most important column of ash since 2010, indicated in charge of the surveillance of the volcano.
That year, two people died from the eruption. He also killed 16 people in 2014, then 7 others in 2016. The specialist warned of the risks that this represented. “The large lava dome can erupt at any time triggering an even worse avalanche of scorching clouds. “
Access prohibited on a perimeter of five kilometers
The Indonesian authorities have for their part not raised its level of alert. He is currently at the third level of four. On the other hand, a perimeter of five kilometers around the crater was forbidden to access.
The Sinabung volcano is not the only one in the country: 130 active volcanoes are listed there. The Merapi on the island of Java has also experienced strong activity in recent weeks and emitted lava flows on Monday.