WORLD Volcano erupts in Indonesia's Sulawesi


Volcano erupts in Indonesia's Sulawesi

By Lin Rui | People's Daily app

12:13, October 03, 2018

Bangkok (People's Daily) - Indonesia's National Agency for Disaster Management reported that a volcano has erupted in northern Sulawesi.

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(Photo source: Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management)

Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi Province erupted at 8:47 AM Wednesday local time.

A column of volcanic ash reportedly reached as high as 4,000 meters.

The agency said on its Twitter account that areas outside a radius of four kilometers of the crater are safe.

Residents living near rivers whose upstream are around the flank of the volcano were warned to exercise caution, particularly during rain, over the risk of fast-moving flows of cool lava, the spokesman said.

North Sulawesi province is located next to Central Sulawesi province which is reeling from powerful quakes that triggered a tsunami on Friday, killing over 1,249 people.

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