Mt. Sinabung spews ash
A volcano in western Indonesia unleashed a new burst high intothe sky, sending hot ash far down the slopes, an official said.
Authorities have been closely monitoring 8,070foot Mt. Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s main islands, since June 2, when the alert was raised to the highest level because of its growing lava dome.
Hot ash tumbled down the slopes of the mountain as far as 2miles, said an official at the monitoring post. No injuries were reported fromthe latest eruption.
Volcanologists have warned that smoldering rocks mixed with hot gases may tumble down at any time. More than 2,700 people have been evacuated from villages in the danger zone.