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Sumatra Island Volcano Erupts

A volcano has been rumbling on Sumatra Island which has led to more than 1,200 Indonesian villagers being evacuated from the homes that surround the volcano. The alert for Mount Sinabung came at the beginning of June after a sharp increase in activity. Luckily, when the volcano erupted this weekend, no injuries were reported as a result of the quick thinking of officials to have the villagers evacuated.

Mount Sinabung has been a relatively active volcano since 2010 when it erupted four times between August and September which had led to the Indonesian government evacuating 17,500 people from the region on and around the volcano after the volcano being dormant for years prior to this. Since the 2010 eruptions, the volcano has erupted multiple times and has left some scientists baffled, hence the tendency to be very cautious whenever it does have an increase in activity.

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