Living under the constant threat of volcanic eruptions


A resident rides his motorcycle as Mount Sinabung spews ash at Namanteran village in Karo Regency, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, June 16, 2015.  REUTERS/Antara Foto/Irsan Mulyadi

A resident rides his motorcycle as Mount Sinabung spews ash at Namanteran village in Karo Regency, Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Antara Foto/Irsan Mulyadi

Mount Sinabung, a volcano in North Sumatera, Indonesia, has been erupting since the 2013 right up till today. I wonder how the people in this area actually live with this threat every single day.

News agency Reuters compiled a series of photos from the various eruptions that has happened called The Eruptions of Mount Sinabung.

A mother holds her child as Mount Sinabung spews ash and hot lava during an eruption in Perteguhan village in Karo district, September 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Roni Bintang

A mother holds her child as Mount Sinabung spews ash and hot lava during an eruption in Perteguhan village in Karo district, September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Roni Bintang

Ash-covered motorcycles are pictured as rescue team members walk through ash during rescue operations after the Mount Sinabung eruption at Suka Meriah village in Karo, February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva

Ash-covered motorcycles are pictured as rescue team members walk through ash during rescue operations after the Mount Sinabung eruption at Suka Meriah village in Karo, February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva

As I was saying, I can’t imagine how locals can live under such a threat. In 2006, I had gone to Jogjakarta, Indonesia, right after the earthquake and eruption of Mount Merapi. Below is the video that I had come up with.

 

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