Over 2.6 thousand inhabitants Flores in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara have been forced to flee their homes and take refuge on erupted five days ago, the volcano Rokatenda, said on Thursday the national news agency Antara.
Located on an island near the southern coast Palue Flores "Fire Mountain", which is sometimes also referred to as Palue, rises above the sea of Flores by 875 meters, but its base is about three kilometers under water. Rokatenda reawaken February 2, emissions chetyrehkilometrovy column of volcanic ash that covered the area immediately after the four administrative districts of the island of Flores.
Despite the fact that thousands of 2.675 living near the volcano area residents Sikka and Ende opted for a time to escape from the raging elements, residents of five villages on the island Palue refuse to leave their homes, although the center of Volcanology and reduce geological risks (TSVSGR) Indonesia announced on Rokatende alarm third (penultimate) degree, the agency said.
World's largest Indonesian archipelago is part of the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" length 3.218 thousand kilometers. In the region of Indonesia plates that form the bottom of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, but with the Asian. Advancing to the last denser oceanic tectonic plate under a lot of pressure down to the mantle of the world and at a depth of about 100 kilometers below the surface begin to melt, resulting in the release of the resulting molten lava from hundreds located in the country of volcanoes.