Volcano erupts in Sumatra

PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Mount Sinabung spewing thick ash during its eruption as seen from Tiga Pancur village, in Karo district of North Sumatra, yesterday. Indonesia, which sits on a belt of seismic activity running around the basin of the Pacific Ocean, is home to around 130 active volcanoes. Eruptions regularly disrupt air travel around the archipelago.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2016, with the headline 'Volcano erupts in Sumatra'. Print Edition | Subscribe