Saturday, November 03, 2007

Kelut Volcano, Indonesia - John Seach

Residents remaining inside the 10 km exclusion zone around Kelut volcano have been advised to evacuate due to increasing risk of an eruption. The volcano has been on maximum level 4 alert for more than two weeks. The frequency of earthquakes and temperature of the crater lake have already exceeded that measured in the days before the 1990 eruption, which killed more than 30 people. About 10,000 people have evacuated to government shelters, but some people still remain in the danger zone. The risks from an eruption include ashfall and lahars. Kelut is one of Indonesia's most dangerous volcanoes, and has been the site of numerous deadly eruptions in the past.
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