Earthquake triggers strong eruption at Sinabung volcano in Indonesia – lahar alert

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A strong explosion was recorded at Sinabung volcano on January 9, 2017.

It was triggered by a volcanic earthquake that occurred about 8 minutes before.

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The powerful explosion occurred at 21:48 pm and sent a column of ash and gas 3km in the air.

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There was a volcanic earthquake for 490 seconds when the eruption occurred.

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Ashfall was recorded in Berastagi City.

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An exclusion zone has been implemented in a radius of 3 km around the volcanic peak.

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So impressive!

There is an Lahar alert for people living near and along rivers that disgorge in Sinabung.

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