Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano eruption prompts evacuation of 3,300


Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano eruption Thursday has prompted evacuation of more than 3,300 people, weather.com reported quoting National Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Most of the evacuated people are from two villages within 3 kilometers of the mountain in Karo district.

The powerful explosion at Mount Sinabung spewed black ash 3 kilometers into the air. No damage or injuries have been reported.

Last month, Mount Sinabung volcano eruption forced thousands to flee. Mount Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes located in North Sumatra province of Indonesia. Mount Sinabung volcano eruption in 2010 had claimed life of one person.

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 24, 2013