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Volcano Erupts in Indonesia

Mount Soputan is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia which lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called "the Pacific Ring of Fire"

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Volcano erupts in Indonesia.

A volcano erupted in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province on Sunday, spewing a column of ash measuring 7.5 km to the sky, a disaster agency official said.

Mount Soputan erupted twice — first at 7.43 a.m. and the second at 8.57 a.m., an agency spokesman told Xinhua news agency.

Ashes were spread toward south west and south of the crater and small tremors jolted the area.

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“In anticipating the hot ash from sliding into the flank of the volcano and flows of cool lava, the community is prohibited from having activities at the radius of 4 km from the crater, and for the area at southwest of the crater the no go-zone has been declared at 6.5 km,” the spokesman said.

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Mount Soputan is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia which lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called “the Pacific Ring of Fire”. (IANS)

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Mount Etna Shoots Molten Lava High into Italian Sky

The volcano on the island of Sicily previously erupted in December

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This videograb released by AFPTV shows Mount Etna, Europe's biggest active volcano, erupting, on May 31, 2019, near Catania, due to the opening of two eruptive fractures, according to the volcanologists of the Ingv Etna Observatory. VOA

Mount Etna in southern Italy has burst into life, spitting molten lava high into the sky, though cloud cover Saturday ruined the view for those brave enough to venture up the flanks of Europe’s highest volcano.

The National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said there was “lively spattering” as fire and hot ash spewed high into the sky in an eruption which began Thursday and had slowed slightly by Saturday but still posed a risk to climbers.

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The volcano on the island of Sicily previously erupted in December. VOA

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The lava came from two eruptive fissures on the northeastern and south-southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater.

The volcano on the island of Sicily previously erupted in December. The latest lava show was not expected to pose any problems for nearby residential areas or for flights at the closest airport at Catania. (VOA)

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