Mount Sinabung on Sumatra – level 3

23-02-2018 15:00

Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra had been dormant for 4 centuries before it erupted in 2010. Over the last eight years, eruptions from this volcano claimed 25 lives.

The volcano erupted again earlier this week, spewing huge columns of ash over 5,000 metres into the sky. No one has reported injuries or fatalities from this eruption.

Difficult words: dormant (not active), spew (eject, send out), huge (very big), column (a vertical, cylindrical thing), fatality (a death).

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