Volcanic eruption Soputan began in Indonesia, no casualties

MOSCOW, July 3 — RIA Novosti. Volcanic eruption Soputan in northern Indonesian island of Sulawesi began on Sunday morning, the Associated Press reported, citing the head of the agency Volcanological Surono (Surono).

According to him, during the eruption occurred volcanic ash and gases to a height of six kilometers. Volcanologists declared evacuation zone within a radius of 6.5 kilometers from the volcano, but no one was evacuated.

"At the moment, no evacuation was not made, because the nearest town is about five miles from the volcano," — said Surono.

The possible impact of the eruption on flights in the area is not reported.

Volcano Soputan located 2.16 kilometers to the north-east of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The last time it erupted in 2008, no injuries were reported.

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