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Indonesia issued a tsunami warning, ordered the evacuation of 11,000 people and closed an airport due to the eruption of Mount Ruang

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Indonesia issued a tsunami warning, ordered the evacuation of 11,000 people and closed an airport due to the eruption of Mount Ruang

Indonesia evacuates houses near an erupting volcano and closes airport due to ash

Indonesian authorities have taken swift action in response to an erupting volcano in the northern part of Sulawesi Island. Mount Ruang has been actively erupting, emitting ash, smoke, and hot lava flows, prompting the evacuation of more than 11,000 people living in the affected area.

The Volcanological and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center raised the volcanic alert to the highest level after the volcano had at least five major eruptions on Wednesday. The population was ordered to stay at least six kilometers away from the 725-meter-high mountain, and residents of the nearby island of Tagulandang have also been warned of potential dangers.

The international airport in Manado was temporarily closed due to the presence of volcanic ash in the air, affecting flight operations in the region. The Australian Meteorological Agency’s Volcanic Ash Advisory Center is monitoring the dispersion of volcanic ash, which reached more than 21 km high during Wednesday’s eruptions.

Authorities are also concerned about the possibility of a tsunami being triggered by the volcano. In the past, eruptions from other Indonesian volcanoes have caused tsunamis, resulting in loss of life and destruction. Residents near the coast are being urged to evacuate to safer locations as a precaution.

Indonesia, known for its 120 active volcanoes, is located on the Ring of Fire, a region of frequent seismic activity in the Pacific Ocean. The country’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency is working to ensure the safety of those affected by the eruption of Mount Ruang.

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The situation remains tense as authorities continue to monitor the volcano and its potential impact on the region. Residents are advised to stay informed and follow instructions from local authorities to ensure their safety during this challenging time.

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