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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews more volcanic ash

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 14:9 Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spewed volcanic ash reaching a height of eight kilometres on Monday (November 18), forcing more residents to flee. Authorities said they predict the frequency of volcanic tremors to increase. The National Disaster Management Agency said the number of residents who have left their homes stands at 6,155, spread across 16 different evacuation centres. No casualties have been reported. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has put the volcano's status on alert level three, recommending people not to approach the volcano within a radius of three kilometres from the crater. The volcano had been inactive for four centuries before first erupting in August 2010. Sinabung is one of nearly 130 active volcanoes in the world's fourth-most populated country, which straddles the "Pacific Ring of Fire".

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