The last eruption of Mount Sinabung occurred in 2020
19 Apr 2022
Mount Sinabung is an active volcano located in Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung is one of the highest volcanoes in Sumatra, at 2,460 meters (8,070 ft). It is located about 25 kilometers (16 miles) from the city of Berastagi and about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Medan, the capital of the province of North Sumatra.
This volcano has been active since 2010, after sleeping for 400 years. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia and has been erupting regularly since 2013.
The volcano is a popular tourist destination for those interested in hiking and mountaineering. There are several trails leading to the summit, which offer stunning views of the surrounding area. Visitors are advised to check with local authorities before attempting to climb to the summit as conditions can change rapidly due to volcanic activity.
Eruption in 2020 🌋
Mount Sinabung's last eruption occurred on February 19, 2020. The eruption lasted approximately three minutes and sent a column of ash and smoke more than 3 kilometers (2 miles) into the air. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Mount Sinabung has been designated as Level 4 (highest level) on the volcano hazard scale by the Indonesian government. This means that it is considered an "imminent danger" and that a major eruption could occur at any time with little or no warning.
Those living near Mount Sinabung have been evacuated several times over the past few years as eruptions have become more frequent and more intense. The latest evacuation orders were issued in 2019 after a series of massive eruptions sent ash and debris raining down on nearby villages. More than 30,000 people were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in temporary shelters set up by the government.
Even though it is dangerous, many people still live in the shadow of Mount Sinabung because they have no other choice. They depend on agriculture and other subsistence activities for a living and cannot afford to move. For these people, the risk of an eruption is just a part of life.