Powerful eruption of Sinabung in Indonesia – Unusual 1500 foot-high lava fountains in Iceland – M6.0 earthquake off Macquarie Island
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted on Friday, spewing a massive column of smoke and ash up to 2,800 meters into the sky.
The volcano in North Sumatra province started belching ash and volcanic material at 9 am and the eruption lasted almost six minutes.
Authorities have instructed residents to avoid a five-kilometre radius around the crater, a zone that has been left unoccupied for years as volcanic activity increased.
The “unusually high magma jet” went beyond the perspective on the RUV webcam and has risen above 460 m (1 500 feet).
M6.0 earthquake hits off Macquarie Island
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted west of Macquarie Island at 15:21:14 GMT on Friday, at a depth of 10.0 km. [DW]