Natural calamities are playing the part of the worst villain in the general equation of human existence and Mount Sinabung Volcano is no exception to that. Many natural events have come to the horror of people who have their entire lives under threat and live with the constant despair and fear that they could use their lifetime work in an instance.
Presently in there are more than 10.000 people evacuated from their homes, as the Mount Sinabung Volcano scares off people in Indonesia. The activity of the volcano has been increasing for the past month on Sumatra Island making poor people more poor and limited life conditions even more precarious.
Volcanic eruptions have in time sculpted the landscapes, made cities completely disappear and offered a new course for history of mankind. When volcanos erupt, hell unfolds and this always brings devastating consequences. There are presently more than 12 volcanoes ready to erupt at any time, a leading international volcanology group stated. These 12 volcanoes need consequent studies, helping with further predictions over the uncertain future. The more so they are very close to populated areas and could erupt again in the near future.
Indonesia is placed on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a territory known to have high seismic activity running around the basin of Pacific ocean. The country has around 130 active volcanoes. The majority of people in Indonesia live near the slopes of the burning mountains, where volcanic soil makes for very fertile farmland, with many people going back to the affected areas immediately after the eruptions. This is a lifestyle, this is a way of life for remote populations in Indonesia that mostly depend on the richness of the soil, to go on with life.
As the Mount Sinabung volcano wreaks havoc, people look helplessly and cling to what they have left. The area is now extremely dangerous and evacuation measures are a matter of urgency. Migration among populations near the area is a common habit, as people are aware of the dangers and once in a while they flee their homes to safer areas, only to come back and expose themselves all over again. In spite of the undoubtable disasters, farmers return to the village and always find the strength to establish a new home for their uncertain future.
There are still many people who refuse to evacuate their home even when eruptions get violent. These occurrences make officials face tough resistance from villagers who are attached to their houses and farms, as it’s everything they have. Those who leave most of the times return under the threatening volcano, to tend to the crops of tomato, potato and chili growing in the area.
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