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Indonesian volcano causes massive "ash-valanche"

PHOTOS: Indonesia's volcano creates a dangerous spectacle


Daksha Rangan
Digital Reporter

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 5:35 PM - More than 10,000 locals have been evacuated after a massive volcano erupted in western Indonesia.

Mount Sinabung rests on the island of Sumatra, where it lay dormant for more than 400 years. The volcano became active once more in 2010, but the most activity occurred after June 2, 2015.

According to the BBC, "[o]n Monday, [June 15,] there were at least 28 pyroclastic flows -- surges of hot ash and gas that rush down the side of the mountain at high speed."

The volcano continues to erupt, spewing ash and lava for several days. According to CNN, the potential for more eruptions remains high.

SOURCES: BBC | CBC | CNN |

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