Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Ibu Volcano, Indonesia - John Seach

There has been an increase in volcanic earthquakes and emissions at Ibu Volcano in Indonesia. Ash emissions reached 150 m above the crater on 17th March, 300 m on 31st March, and 700 m on 5th April. Ibu volcano has been on level II alert since 1999, and the alert level may be increased if unrest continues. The Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has advised local residents to remain calm and not believe rumours about potential eruptions. Visitors and tourists are not permitted to climb Gunung Ibu. Local resudents should take precautions not to inhale volcanic ash because of the effects on the respiritory system.
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