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Last updateSun, 21 Oct 2018 8pm

Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 4 Miles High

Mount Sinabung, a volcano in western Indonesia, erupted on November 3 for the third time in recent months, according to news reports.

The 8,530-foot-high (2,600-meter-high) mountain spewed ash up to 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) high, requiring the evacuation of villagers living around its base, the Christian Science Monitor reported. -- About 14,000 people evacuated in September when Mount Sinabung became active. The mountain is one of about 20 volcanoes currently erupting around the world, several of which are found in Indonesia.