The Sinabung volcano, one of the most active of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, spewed smoke and ash up to more than three kilometers away from the crater, leading the army to prepare for possible evacuation of nearby villages today inform the ‘average’ locations.
The authorities closed the access of the two main roads to the area, cataloged as red because of the danger, and may start the evacuation of at least five villages that are at the foot of the hill.
“We will continue to remember and take the people who are inside the red zone,” said the commander of the Mount Sinabung station, Agustatius Sitepu, the Weather news portal.
The Sinabung awakened for the first time in August 2010 after spending 400 years asleep.
Since September 2013 has shown an unceasing activity.
Previous volcanic eruptions caused problems in air traffic in the region and caused fatalities.
Last May, at least seven people were killed, while in February were recorded 16 deaths due to a strong eruption that forced the withdrawal of 14 thousand people.
Indonesia sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of high seismic and volcanic activity, housing more than 400 volcanoes, of which at least 129 are still active and 65 are classified as hazardous, including the Sinabung.