MEDAN. Mount Sinabung, on the island of Sumatra, became active again in 2010 but there has been more activity since 2 June.Before 2010, the volcano had been dormant for more than 400 years.
At least 3,000 people living near its slopes have had to leave, including 1,200 on Monday alone.Scientists worry the volcano could pose more dangers in the coming weeks.
On Monday, there were at least 28 pyroclastic flows – surges of hot ash and gas that rush down the side of the mountain at high speed.
Gede Suantika, an Indonesian government volcanologist, said there were signs a lava dome was growing on Mount Sinabung.
Lava domes are pile-ups of magma near the vent at the top of a volcano that have been known to collapse and flow down mountain sides at high speed.
Disaster Emergency Response Team of RZ said that many local people who complain about health problems especially Acute Respiratory Infections. Thus, now what they need is medical assistance.
As the first assistance for the victims, RZ attempted to distribute 4.000 pieces of mask in several refugee camps, Kanayan Village, Tanah Karo, Tuesday (15/9). ***