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Published: Sunday January 19, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday January 19, 2014 MYT 7:26:47 AM

NEA watching Sinabung ash

THE National Environment Agen­cy (NEA) issued an advisory to assure the public that volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra is unlikely to affect Singapore.

It added that the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has been “closely monitoring” the situation, and noted that there has been an intensification of volcanic activity in recent days.

Mount Sinabung, located 650km from Singapore, is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanos, and had erupted 24 times on Jan 10, shooting some 4,000m of ash into the sky. More than 22,000 villagers had earlier been evacuated.

Over the next one to two days, volcanic ash is expected to move south, but will be confined to the northern half of Sumatra, said the statement. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

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