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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mount Soputan On Standby Status

soputan eruption
Soputan eruption
Sunday morning, July 3, 2011 at around 6:03 pm mountain erupted Soputan in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Six kilometer-high volcanic vomit simultaneously with the smoke gray high-pressure ensued. This eruption continued for almost three and a half hours. As a result of volcanic ash was able to visit the city of Manado.

The latest news we got from the official website of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia's government that the status of the mountain rose to Standby (Level III). As we write this post, the status of the mountain is still at that level.

Things that concern is secondary eruption will happen when winter rains caused by the evaporation of rain water on the lava dome is still hot. The biggest threat in the region Soputan mountain camp on the slopes of the northeast. Because the distance of this camp about 3 to 4 kilometers from the mountain top.

soputan vulcanic ash covered the villagesoputan smoke near the village
Soputan vulcanic ash covered the villageSoputan vulcanic smoke near the village

The government made it clear to people not to do the activity, especially around a radius of 6 kilometers from the mountain top. Communities are also expected to remain calm and not easily provoked issues surrounding the eruption of Mount Soputan. Community to continue to coordinate with the local government or directly contact the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation in the telephone service (022) - 7272606.

However, volcanic activity has forced Sam Ratulangi airport in Manado in the cap for a while since at 12.00 WITA (Region of Indonesia Midle Time).

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