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Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupted again

Christian Fernsby |
Sinabung volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island erupted again on Thursday, said authorities.

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The latest in a string of the volcano's activity this week started a day earlier, according to a press release by the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation.

"Ash column towered to 1000 meters above the mountain peak or 3,460 above the sea level," the center said.

It said the wind tended to drag the columns of thick ash towards the east, south and southeast.

The volcanology center also warned residents and visitors to stay three kilometers away from the active crater. It had also erupted earlier on Monday, spewing ash and smoke 5,000 meters above its crater.

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