Mount Marapi volcano erupts with thick smoke

Posted: September 27, 2012 in Asia Pacific Region, Environment, News
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The Extinction Protocol

September 27, 2012INDONESIAA volcano has erupted on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, spewing thick grey smoke up to 1.5 kilometers into the sky. Monitoring official Suparno says Mount Marapi’s eruption on Wednesday is its strongest since August last year, when its status was raised to level three out of four. Suparno, who uses one name, says there is no plan for an evacuation because the nearest villages are far beyond the danger zone of three kilometers from the crater. Marapi is among about 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Its last major eruption in 1992 killed a climber and injured several others, including two American tourists. –Sky News

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