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Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano spews new burst of hot ash

The rumbling volcano Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia unleashed an avalanche of scorching clouds down its slopes on Sunday.

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A rumbling volcano in western Indonesia unleashed an avalanche of scorching clouds down its slopes on Sunday.

Authorities are closely monitoring Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s main islands, after sensors picked up increasing activity in past weeks.

The volcano in North Sumatra province was shooting smoke and ash more than 3,280 feet into the air on Sunday morning, and hot ash clouds traveled 0.6 miles southeast, Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said.

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Villagers were advised to stay three miles from the crater’s mouth and should be aware of the peril of lava,…

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