Jakarta, Aug 20, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX)
-- The Karangetang volcano on Siau island, Indonesia, has been spewing
lava and hot ashes since Saturday, forcing more than 550 people living
on its slope to evacuate, local press said Monday.
The volcano, which rises some 1,700 meters
in Sitaro regency, North Sulawesi province, has been rumbling and spewing
lava over the last few days, reported leading news website Detikcom.
The red lava visibly flowed from the
crater during the nights, a local resident identified as Roy Katiandagho
told the website.
The rain that poured the area Monday