Indonesian island residents evacuated due to the eruption of a volcano

Indonesian island residents evacuated due to the eruption of a volcano

Authorities Indonesian island of Sulawesi extended warning of danger due to the eruption of Lokon-Empung and announced the evacuation of hundreds of residents of areas within a radius of 3.5 km, said on Monday the agency EFE.

According to the National Center for Control of natural disasters, fiber-Empung awoke last Saturday. He threw a column of ash to a height of 500 meters.

Near the volcano is home to about 30,000 people. It is located in the north of the island, 20 km from Manado, North Sulawesi provincial capital, reports "Interfax".

Over the past 20 years, Lock-Empung awoke five times. In 1991, there was the most violent eruption, which killed a Swiss tourist.

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