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Indonesia: Volcano: 2010/08/29 Country Information on DRR

Period 2010/08/29
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Volcano
Outline On August 29, 2010, a volcano erupted at Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra. Mount Sinabung, some 60km (40 miles) south-west of Sumatra's main city Medan, has not erupted for 400 years.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Jakarta Post 2010/08/30
Over 2,470 out of 30,052 evacuees from rumbling Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra have suffered from various illnesses, including throat inflammation, diarrhea and eye irritation. 2010/08/30
Two people have died and more than 30,000 were displaced when a long-dormant volcano in Indonesia erupted again on Monday, officials said

BBC news 2010/08/29
Thousands flee Indonesia volcano on Sumatra

Geographycal Data

OCHA ReliefWeb 2010/09/01
Indonesia: Sinabung Volcano, Location Map (as of 31 August 2010)

Government of Indonesia 2010/08/30
Indonesia: Sinabung Volcano - Karo - North Sumatra (as of 30 Aug 2010)