Rokatenda reawakened volcano in eastern Indonesia

Rokatenda volcano in the eastern Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara has reawakened the weekend, air emissions chetyrehkilometrovy column of volcanic ash that covered the then territory of several areas on the island of Flores, said on Monday, the newspaper Jakarta Post.

"Volcano ash fell asleep and observation post, located 17 kilometers from Mount Rokatenda" — said working there at the Center for Volcanology and reduce geological risks (TSVSGR) Indonesia Tova Chiba Petrus (Towa Tiba Petrus).

Besides, he added, is the expiration of the volcano lava, began to suffer respiratory problems local residents have to wear a mask. According to one of the women from the opposite (south) coast of Flores, because of emission of ashes even when you can not see the sky, the newspaper notes.

Situated on an island near the northern coast Palue Flores volcano, which is sometimes also called Palue, rises above the sea of Flores by 875 meters, but its base is about three kilometers under water. His last powerful eruption in 1928 led to the formation of a strong tsunami.

Last fall, nearly 200 people have been forced Rokatendy slopes because of the powerful emission of ash to escape to the nearby town of Maumere. TSVSGR announced on the slopes of the volcano alert the second (penultimate) level and encouraged about 6000 villages on the slopes of "fire mountain" temporary refuge in the towns that are further away from the crater. Since then, the anxiety level was reduced to the third level, but the volcano continues to cause problems for local residents.

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