Mt. Sinabung Eruption Affects Human Population and Crops

Mount-Sinabung-EruptionOn Thursday morning, an eruption of Mount Sinabung has led thousands of people to vacate their homes in the Tanah Karo district of North Sumatra. The eruption occurred again by noon on the very same day.

The volcano erupted at 6:57 in morning on Thursday and ashes spewed to a height of 7,000 meters. However, at the time of second eruption, at 11:54 a. m., the ashes spewed to a height of 5,000 meters.

On Thursday, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho revealed in Jakarta, "That makes the second eruption of Mount Sinabung for today. The volcanic activity remains high, so there is still potential for further eruption. There have been no fatalities".

As per Sutopo, 5,535 people from eight different villages have left their homes and are living in 11 different evacuation areas.

He also informed that volcano continued to be highly unstable and from past few weeks it is erupting at regular intervals of time.

Eruptions taking place at Mount Sinabung in the recent weeks had a bad impact on farming industry of the area. The thick layers of volcanic residue have damaged the crops badly. Various crops ranging from lettuce and tomatoes, to chili peppers, cabbage, potatoes and oranges have been affected by the calamity.