Singapore’s environment agency tracked air quality after Sinabung eruption

By on February 10, 2014
Mount Sinabung seen from Gundaling Hill in 2011 (Credit: Kenrick95, via Wikimedia Commons)

Mount Sinabung seen from Gundaling Hill in 2011 (Credit: Kenrick95, via Wikimedia Commons)

Following the eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung, Singapore’s National Environment Agency found ash would unlikely affect its air quality, according to The Star.

The agency says Meteorological Service Singapore tracked air quality in the island nation following the eruption. The weather service noted an increase in volcanic activity, but saw little evidence of ash in the air.

Mount Sinabung erupted 24 times on January 10, shooting an estimated 4,000 meters of ash into the sky. Most was transported south to northern Sumatra.

Image: Mount Sinabung seen from Gundaling Hill in 2011 (Credit: Kenrick95, via Wikimedia Commons)

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