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Three volcanoes simmering in Indonesia JAKARTA - Indonesian scientists are closely monitoring three simmering volcanoes across the nation on Friday. These include the Mount Kelud volcano in eastern Java, the Mount Soputan volcano in Sulawesi and the infamous Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, between Sumatra and Java. This volcano as been spewing some ashes a few hundred meters into the air since Tuesday.

"We will issue a recommendation for visitors not to come close to Anak Krakatau, to maintain at least a three-kilometer distance," told Budianto, Indonesia's Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center. The volcano of Anak Krakatau is one of the main tourist destinations in Indonesia. Tourists usually make a trip around the volcano and it's remaining islands.

Mount Soputan on the island of Sulawesi is spewing more smoke and lava one day after the volcano, one of the most active on the island, erupted with a high cloud of smoke and some lava down its slopes. Scientist Jemmi Runtuwene, at the volcano's observation post some 25 kilometers from it's crater, said that the volcano cooled down somewhat on Friday with less tremors and a lower cloud of smoke. There are no evacuations for this volcano.

On the island of Java meanwhile, the Mount Kelud volcano remains on red alert, meaning that an eruption is feared any time. In an advisory for the volcano, issued on October 16, it was announced that the volcano was about to blow. This caused the evacuation order for some 130,000 people living within ten kilometers of the crater. "The temperature of the crater lake is still recording a slight increase," said Sulis., which is a sign of an imminent eruption.


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Mount Kelud (Kelut) volcano

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Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 October 2007 01:17 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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