Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung Erupts Again

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ADE SINUHAJI/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) — Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia erupted again on Thursday, a month after the volcano came out of dormancy and prompted thousands to evacuate.

The explosion Thursday resulted in no lava or debris, however, leaving residents safe for the time being.  Instead, it sent black ash shooting into the air and covering surrounding areas in a thick, gray film.

So far, no injuries or damages have been reported.

In September, Mount Sinabung came back to life after being dormant for three years.  That eruption sent ash and smoke into the air and caused fires to start.

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