Indonesia issued a red alert after the Sinabung volcano on the island of Sumatra erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people.
Although mount Sinabung's have spewed smoke and ash weaker than the first and the second day of eruption, the agency officials have not seen any signs to downgrade the alert status of the mount so far.
Australian Broadcasting Company says: "There are still around 23,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), living in camps. And volcanologists say the situation remains at the alert level."
Mr. Shirish Ravan
Email: spaceaid [at] unoosa.org, shirish.ravan [at] unoosa.org (shirish.ravan [at] unoosa.org)
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 500
Contact Point in Indonesia:
Email: ahida20 [at] yahoo.com
Director of Remote Sensing Application and
Technology Development Center - LAPAN
Jalan LAPAN no. 70, Pekayon, Pasar Rebo, Jakarta 13710, Indonesia
Tel./Fax: (+62-21) 871-0786/871-7715
Coordinates of affected areas (AOI):
3°5' - 3°15' N and 98°15' - 98°30' E