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Watch: Volcano erupts on Tsunami-hit Indonesian island

by Purvai Dua
3rd Oct 18 10:31 am

The Indonesian island which still reeling from the aftermath of a deadly tsunami, which struck just days ago, is now facing another threat.

A volcano has erupted today on the same Sulawesi Island and the volcanic ash was spotted 6,000 metres into the sky. No evacuations were immediately ordered.

“It could be that this earthquake triggered the eruption, but we have seen an increase in volcanic activity since July and this began surging on Monday. Yet we can’t say there a direct link, as the mountain is quite far away,” Kasbani, the head of Indonesia’s Vulcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation agency, said on local television.

While the volcano is at the northern end of Sulawesi island, it is also feared the volcanic ash cloud could hamper efforts of rescuers to reach those stricken by the killer wave.


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