Mount Sinabung erupts again after year of inactivity

first_imgAfter being inactive for more than a year, Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra erupted early on Saturday morning, spewing ash 2,000 meters into the air.The volcanic ash reached Berastagi, which is located around 30 kilometers from the volcano.Muhammad Nurul Asrori of the Sinabung observation post said the volcano began erupting at 1:58 a.m. and continued for one hour. He advised local residents and tourists to stay outside a 3-km radius from the mountain top. “We need to stay cautious because Mt. Sinabung’s status is still at level III, Siaga [Alert],” Nurul said.There were no casualties in the eruption, but several local residents living around the volcano were shocked by the event. The ash covered the residents’ plantation and killed crops.Read also: Threat of Mount Sinabung eruption threatens Lake Lau Kawar tourismA villager of Naman Teran, Pelin Depari, said residents living 5 km from the volcano could hear the mountain rumbling, although they could not see the eruption directly because Sinabung was covered by fog. Topics :center_img “It is traumatic because it has been a year since the last time Mt. Sinabung erupted,” said Pelin on Saturday.He added villagers were now cleaning their houses and fields of the volcanic ash.Karo Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) acting chairman Natanael Perangin-angin said the last time Sinabung erupted was in June 2019. “We thought we were safe. I hope there won’t be another eruption.”He added that at least four districts were affected by the eruption, namely Naman Teran, Merdeka, Berastagi and Dolat Rayat.Although the volcanic ash covered the districts, authorities said no residents had been displaced by the eruption, Natanael went on to say.Officials of the disaster agency, along with local military and police personnel, had distributed 1,500 masks and assisted locals in cleaning the volcanic ash. The local fire department dispatched five trucks to help the cleaning.Read also: Mountains rumbling: Five most active volcanoes in the archipelagoThe 2,460-meter Mt. Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. After another period of inactivity, it erupted once more in 2013 and has remained highly active since.Sixteen people died in one of Sinabung’s eruptions in 2014. Two years later, another eruption killed seven people.Apart from Mt. Sinabung, volcanic authorities have also placed Mt. Karangetang in North Sulawesi at alert level Siaga.Indonesia is home to about 130 volcanoes because of its position on the Ring of Fire, a belt of tectonic plate boundaries circling the Pacific Ocean where frequent seismic activity occurs. (kuk)last_img read more

Joseph’s struggles lead to 2nd-half benching by Boeheim in loss to Red Storm

first_imgKaleb Joseph has never played fewer minutes for Syracuse.He has also never missed so many 3-pointers or fueled so many opponent fast breaks. The freshman point guard played just 19 minutes in Syracuse’s (5-3) 69-57 loss to St. John’s (6-1) on Saturday night in the Carrier Dome. Just six of those came after halftime as Joseph had to sit between assistant coach Adrian Autry and head coach Jim Boeheim from the 13:35 mark in the second half until he subbed back in with four seconds left in the game.“Well, he’s got to learn that he’s a point guard, not a 3-point shooter,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “And he’s got to play defense.”With 11:53 left in the first half, Joseph bounced a high dribble in the middle of three St. John’s defenders. SJU guard D’Angelo Harrison stole the ball and laid it in at the other end to cut SU’s lead to 15-12.When Boeheim called timeout with 10:55 left in the half he pointed to the bench, then shouted “What are you doing?” at Joseph as he walked off the court. The head coach puffed his cheeks out in frustration before spending most of the ensuing timeout keeping his eyes locked on Joseph and subbing Ron Patterson into the game for the freshman.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe had missed a pair of 3s and turned the ball over once at that point. Joseph started the second half with a made 3 for his only points on a night would get only get worse for him.“Kaleb was 1-for-5 and I don’t want him shooting those,” Boeheim said.After the game Joseph didn’t specify what he and Boeheim talked about.Said Joseph: “We were just talking … nothing in particular.” Comments Published on December 6, 2014 at 10:56 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Line up for County Senior Hurling Semi Finals complete

first_imgMullinahone clocked up a goal and 6 points in the second half to try and narrow the gap but a P White goal for Clonoulty in injury time saw them run out 1-18 to 1-10 winners.There was knocks on both sides -Clonoulty centre back John O’Keefe and Mullinahone’s Eoin Kelly both limped off injured. It follows wins over Mullinahone and Drom & Inch respectively this afternoon.Kildangan took an early lead in their clash with Drom & Inch and at half time were three points up – However at this point it was still anybody’s game- Drom continued their fight back in they earlier part of the second half but Kildangan then clocked up two goals putting them very much in control. Seamie Callanan’s side managed to find the back of the net late in injury time to narrow the gap but in the end Kildangan secured victory on a 2-18 to 1-17 scorelineClonoulty dominated the early game at Semple Stadium with their forwards finding space to score and by half time they were leading by 12 points to 4 last_img read more