11 Jul '11, 6am

Red alert raised on Indonesia's Mt Lokon volcano

Red alert raised on Indonesia's Mt Lokon volcano

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Monday said it would evacuate hundreds of people living near Mount Lokon on Sulawesi island after raising the volcano's alert status to the highest level. This comes after Mount Soputan, another volcano in North Sulawesi province, erupted early this month, spewing ash and smoke 5,000 metres into the air. "We raised (Mount Lokon's) status to the highest red alert level last night. There was a significant rise in volcanic activity since July 9. The volcano spewed ash 500 metres (1,600 feet) into the air over the weekend," government volcanologist Kristianto told AFP. "Today we will be evacuating people living within a 3.5-kilometre (two-mile) radius around the volcano as a precautionary measure, in case of a bigger eruption which may be accompanied by deadly searing gas," he added. Around 28,000 people live within the evacuation zone but only "hundreds"...

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