March 11th, 2011 by Shellee Tyler
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.
According to a AP Release:
There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
The eruption happened hours after a massive earthquake in Japan that triggered a Pacific-wide tsunami.
Meanwhile, thousands of people are fleeing their homes in northeastern Indonesia after officials warned that a tsunami up to six feet (two meters) high could hit coastal areas following a massive earthquake near Japan.
In Indonesia, alerts were issued along a 1,100-mile stretch of coastline, from North Sulawesi province to Papua. At least people are better prepared this time around. Hope everyone will be safe.
Read More: NDTV
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