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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:54 PM
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Residents flee after Indonesian volcano spews fresh ash
Source: The Journal

THE RESIDENTS OF a small island in central Indonesia have been forced to flee their homes after a volcano on the island began to cough up fresh clouds of ash and debris.

The AP quotes state volcanologists as saying Mount Kerangetang had begun to spill lava and shoot gases up to 600m in the area, while ash began to pour down its sides.

CNN reports that at least 1,200 people have been evacuated from their homes, quoting the countrys National Disaster Management Agency while AFP suggests that around half of that number live in three villages within 4km of the volcanos western peak.

The volcano is still in the phase of eruption, it quotes another volcanologist as saying. We detected lava slow which reached as far as 1,800 metres.

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Baclava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:56 PM
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1. Kinda hard to go anywhere in Indonesia without bumping into a volcano.
That's how those islands got there.

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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:01 PM
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2. What fresh ash is this?

:smoke:

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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:06 PM
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3. Ring of Fire...
...no surprises there are volcanoes erupting after the earthquakes, etc.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:23 PM
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4. Mother Earth creating real estate as we speak. Good luck to these folks.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:25 PM
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5. It's just recycling real estate that got eroded away in an earlier time
But it is pretty amazing to see.
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