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Indonesian volcano scare compels government to evacuate people
ISHA SHARMA | 21 Mar 2011

Indonesian Government has recently evacuated around 600 people and provided them temporary shelters as they experienced volcanic eruptions on the island.

Around 600 and above people have been evacuated due to safety related issues to safer places as a red alert was issued by the Indonesian authorities as a Volcano is threatened. The volcano is on the Siau Island. The major indications were when jets of hot clouds began to spurt and lava on Friday. This eruption had continued till Saturday.

Therefor a alert was being generated by the highest level of authorities after seeking the situation getting more frightful. Therefore seeking no choice left but to evacuate people to a safer zone was the best the Indonesian authorities could do to save its people residing there. Temporary shelters of safety have been provided to around 582 people.

According to the volcanologists, Karangetang is among the most active volcanoes in the INDONESIAN region and already it had been a menace last year in August when eruptions occurred and it killed about 5 of the people. This is the major region why Indonesia is a dangerous zone as it rests on the zone of ring of fire which is commonly named due to frequent earthquakes and also volcanic eruptions.