A volcano in North Sumatra, Mount Sinabung, has been erupting all weekend. The volcano’s alert level was raised to a level three on November third. From Saturday evening through Sunday morning, the volcano erupted at least nine times, and then erupted six more times by Monday morning. Now the alert has been risen to a level four. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation is urging the residents of villages within a 5-mile radius of the crater to evacuate. They are also reminding people that because of it being rainy season, those who live along the river downstream from the mountain to beware of lava. So far, over 6,300 people have left their homes.
Pray for the thousands of people who have had to evacuate and the relief work that has already started as a result of this eruption.
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