Volcanic eruption in Indonesia: International Charter activated

NASA Earth Observatory image shows the Sinabung Volcano in Indonesia
This NASA satellite image shows the Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia
Credits: NASA

On 7 January 2014 the International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated due to the numerous eruption of the Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano erupted 115 times for 48 hours and remains highly active. Over 23000 people were evacuated.

The government and the local authorities are supported by soldiers in the evacuation of the people within the 7 km zone. The volcano has been on the highest alert level since November 2013.