Sunday, May 7, 2017

'Mount Doom’ volcano erupts causing thousands to be evacuated

THOUSANDS have been evacuated from the area of the biggest volcanic eruption in human history amid fears of a fresh catastrophe.
More than 2,000 families have been moved away from Mount Sinabung in Indonesia, which is now spewing out smoke and lava.
It’s an area notorious for it’s deadly volcanism and Mount Sinabung is just 25 miles from the site of a huge catastrophe.
Nearby Lake Toba was once the site of a supervolcano that erupted 75,000 years ago and nearly ended mankind.
The eruption is believed to have caused a global volcanic winter and left barely 10,000 people alive.
Authorities have now thrown up a 7km restricted area around Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
In recent days it’s been erupting repeatedly, pumping out clouds of hot gas up to 3km into the sky, local sources are claiming.
The volcano, which eerily resembles Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings – Frodo’s final destination, can be seen erupting with bright orange lava.
According to the Straits Times newspaper, nearby villagers have been putting on masks to go shopping due to ash falling from the sky.
And the Jakarta Post reports that the entire village of Simacem, just 3km away from the volcano, had been destroyed by lava.
Indonesia has some 130 volcanoes due to its place on the Ring of Fire – a belt of tectonic plates circling the Pacific.
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