Mount Karangetang erupted

Posted by David Khoirul

Gunung Karangetang meletus foto gambarIndonesia has a number of active volcanoes, which are ready to erupt whenever they want, just like this mount in eastern part of Indonesia. The mount erupted Friday. Several people in the area, officials said, were badly injured after the eruption.

Mount Karangetang, located on Siau Island, part of the North Sulawesi island chain, spewed lava and hot ash hundreds of yards (meters) into the air.

At least four villagers living on the mountains slopes were missing, said Surono, a disaster official. Several others were badly hurt.

The volcano's last big eruption in July 2006 caused nearly 4,000 people to be evacuated from five villages. Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, is located on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.


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