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20 Mar 2011 description
report Xinhua

A volcano in eastern Indonesia has erupted since Friday, spewing hot lava and ashes, and forcing over 300 people to flee homes, official said in Jakarta on Sunday.

Mount Karangetan on Siau island off Sulawesi island has erupted continuously, the authorities raised status to top alert on Friday, said Surono, head of the national volcanology agency.

The agency warned residents to stay away from a radius of 4 kilometers around the mountain, said Surono.

The eruption had forced those living in the slope of the mountain to escape and took refuge in makeshift tents, Eka Saputra, an …

09 May 2008 description


22 Aug 2007 description

Date of Incident

Friday, 10 August 2007, 16:02 local time (GMT+8).

General Information

20 Aug 2007 description

By Adhityani Arga

JAKARTA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Lava and hot gas clouds have begun erupting from an Indonesian volcano, threatening hundreds of people living in nearby villages, an official said on Monday.

Saut Simatupang, the head of Indonesia's Vulcanology Survey, said nearly 600 people had evacuated their homes in an area south-east of Mount Karangetang.

Simatupang said the alert status for the volcano was raised to maximum at the weekend after hot clouds started moving eastwards, posing a threat to hundreds of people.

The 1,827 metre (5,994 feet) peak, on the diving …

20 Aug 2007 description
report Xinhua

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.