Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mount Sinabung volcano eruption forces thousands to flee


Mount Sinabung volcano eruption in Indonesia has forced thousands to flee, local medias reported. Thousands of Sumatrans living in 11 villages in Karo regency fled to traditional meeting halls or jambur and houses of worship.

More than 3,700 people have ben evacuated from areas within a three-kilometre radius of the Mount Sinabung volcano, The Jakarta Post said.

Several flights at Kualanamu airport have been delayed.

Mount Sinabung volcano's status has been increased to alert (level 3) from caution (level 2) due to the increase in activity.

Indonesian volcano, Mount Sinabung erupted today for the first time since 2010. Mount Sinabung volcano eruption in 2010 had claimed life of one person.

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 15, 2013