Powerful eruptive blast reported at Indonesia’s Mount Karangetang volcano

August 8, 2011INDONESIA – A volcano that has been spewing lava and clouds of searing gas high into the air has let out a new, powerful burst, sending panicked villagers streaming down the sides of the mountain. A man who fell as he was fleeing was injured, said Ludianto, head of the search and rescue team. The victim suffered only cuts and bruises. Mount Karangetang on Siau – part of the Sulawesi island chain – started spitting clouds of gas and lava up to 600 metres on Friday, said volcanologist Surono. Earlier today, hot ash tumbled down its slopes triggering fresh panic. Nearly 600 people living along Karangetang’s slopes have been evacuated, said Tonny Supit, the district chief. Indonesia lies on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. The 1784-metre mountain is one of about 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia. It’s last big eruption was in August of 2010, killing four people. –Herald Sun
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3 Responses to Powerful eruptive blast reported at Indonesia’s Mount Karangetang volcano

  1. Wiseguy says:

    Two ”Unusual” powerful and shallow earthquakes within 36 hours in Barbados area. Alvin, you mention it many times already, and when there’s stronger earthquakes than usual, it means a big one is coming.


  2. Reece says:

    Unrelated note but more riots are currently occurring in London…


    • Grace says:

      This morning it was reported that the streets of London ‘appeared apocalyptic’. These riots are also happening in other British cities now, the news awash with it all.


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