Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Karangetang Volcano (Indonesia)

Karangetang volcano in Indonesia has been placed on maximum level 4 alert since 22nd July. Visual observations were not possible today due to fog, but seismometers are recording volcanic tremor. Villagers close to the volcano have been warned about the possibility of pyroclastic flows, and advised to stay away from the crater. The regional government is preparing to evacuate residents. Rain will create mudflow hazards at the volcano. The Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation in Indonesia says a large eruption is possible.
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