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Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra's Karo District in Indonesia erupted on Friday spewing thick ash that has forced the closure of two main routes leading into the Red Zone.

According to the sources, the volcanic earthquake has continued to occur with eruptions of the ash cloud that goes as far as 3.000 meters from the crater.

Mount Sinabung is a highly active volcano on Sumatra Island.

Sinabung is regarded as one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a belt of seismic activity running around the basin of the Pacific Ocean.

This particular Pacific Ocean basin is the home to around 130 active volcanoes and eruptions regularly disrupt air travel around the archipelago.

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