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Indonesia Issues Red Alert as Volcano Erupts


“JAKARTA— Indonesia issued a red alert Friday after Mount Karangetang on the island of Sulawesi erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds down its slopes, a volcanologist said.

‘We raised the volcano’s status to the highest red alert level today at 5:45 pm (1045GMT) and ordered an evacuation in three villages on the slopes,’ government volcanologist Surono told AFP.

He said that the 1,784-meter (5,850-foot) mountain on the sparsely-populated island off North Sulawesi oozed lava, heat clouds and debris reaching as far as 3,800 meters away down its slopes.

‘The eruption is still going on and its current activity remains high,’ he said.” Read more.

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