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Snapshot: Mount Sinabung’s eruptions engulf local villages

Mount Sinabung, located on North Sumatra erupted again on 13 August 2020, making it the 8th time it has erupted according to Gulf News. The volcano, which had been dormant for 400 years, has been active since an eruption in 2010. The eruption released a large plume of dust and ash over 3 miles into the sky, burying villages and darkening the afternoon sky. Mount Sinabung is 1 of 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia due to the geographical location and seismic activity of the “Pacific Ring of Fire.” People were forced to wear masks due to the bad air quality from the eruption, and had to be aware of pyroclastic flows and lava, Indonesian government warns.

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