A volcanic eruption in Indonesia evacuated more than two thousand people

A volcanic eruption in Indonesia evacuated more than two thousand people. Photo: Voice of Russia

More than 2 thousand 209 residents have been evacuated in the Indonesian province of North Maluku due to the eruption of the volcano Gamalama. This was announced on Thursday Purva Sutopo Nugroho, a representative of the Agency for Disaster Management of the Republic.

Information on casualties yet. The level of danger posed by the volcano, reached III. At the moment, the intensity of the eruption of lava has decreased significantly.

Gamalama last erupted in 2003. Then the victims among the population was not. Total in Indonesia, with over five hundred fire mountains, of which 129 are considered to be valid, according to ITAR-TASS.

Because of the many volcanoes are on islands, geologists call this instability of the earth's crust "Pacific line of fire." It runs through the Pacific Ocean, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hawaii (USA), the east coast of North America and Japan. The highest is the volcano Agung (3000 142 m) — the highest point of the island of Bali.

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