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Volcano spurs evacuation

Nearly 600 people have been evacuated to temporary shelters a day after Indonesian authorities issued a red alert for the Mount Karangetang volcano.
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Indonesian volcano erupts hours after Japan earthquake

One of Indonesia's most active volcanos has erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds tumbling down its slopes.
Volcanology official Agus Budianto said Friday that authorities were still trying to evacuate residents living along the slopes of Mount Karangetang.

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Indonesia volcano erupts, four missing

Four people were missing on Friday after one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes erupted, spewing lava and hot ash, an official said.
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Officials say one of Indonesia's most active volcanos has erupted.
Mount Karangetang is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain.
Surono, a disaster official, said it spewed lava and hot ash hundreds of yards (meters) into the air on Friday.

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Lava and hot gas clouds have begun erupting from an Indonesian volcano.
According to Saut Simatupang, the head of Indonesia's Vulcanology Survey, nearly 600 people had evacuated their homes in an area south-east of Mount Karangetang.
Another volcano 175 km south of Mount Karangetang has also been spewing ash and sending debris down its slopes.

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Mt. Karangetang in the remote Indonesian island of Siau, North Sulawesi, was spewing hot clouds Wednesday after its activities increased on Monday evening.
Siau Timor sub district head Replain Areros Wednesday said that residents in the slope of the 1,820-meter mountain are on the alert over the increasing volcanic activities.The volcano had sent clouds up to 100 meters into the sky since Tuesday

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Volcanic activity at Indonesia's Mount Karangetang is decreasing but oozing lava still poses a threat for thousands of villagers living around its slopes.
The volcano was put on its top alert last month, meaning an imminent eruption is feared.
In the first six hours of Thursday, the crater spewed lava that stretched as far as two kilometres down the volcano's flanks, according to Kristianto, a scientist at a monitoring post on Karangetang's slopes.
2,000 residents from five villages that may have been affected by any eruption were seeking shelter in the safe zone.
There is concern about possible lava mud floods around Karangetang's slopes if the volcano remained active once the monsoon season begins in September.

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Flows of lava accompanied by showers of molten rock shooting into the sky have forced villagers living close to a volcano in eastern Indonesia to shelter in schools and churches, officials said on Saturday.

Dali Ahmad, an Indonesian vulcanologist, said by telephone that there did not appear to be a danger of a major eruption by Mount Karangetan at the moment but the lava continued to threaten nearby villages.
There have been no reports of casualties so far from the volcano on Siau island, which lies north of Manado on Sulawesi island, 2,200 km northeast of the capital Jakarta.

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The Karangetang volcano is also known as Api Siau and is located on the northern end of Siau Island. The island is home to five summit craters. Karangetang is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes. Since 1675, forty eruptions have been recorded. This is one of A type active volcanoes in North Sulawesi -Sangihe Islands volcanic arc, and located in the northern part of Siau Island. In 1974, during Karangetang's last major eruption, the entire population of Siau was forced to evacuate the island. Pyroclastic flow hazard have been noticed since the 1967 explosion, then in 1984-1985, 1988, 1992 and 1996. So far, the largest victims were 6 persons which were killed by a pyroclastic flow of the May 18, 1992 eruption. They were usually killed because of heat or at least heat injured. Lahars occurred in rivers after eruption producing pyroclastic flow deposits.

Karangetang volcano
Location: Latitude 2.782396N, Longitude 125.402469E

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