World Bulletin / News Desk
Mount Sangeangapi in southern Indonesia erupted on Friday afternoon, spewing volcanic ash 3,000 meters to the west.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, an official at the National Board for Disaster Management, said in a press release, “Sangeang Api island has no permanent settlements. However, residents from Sangeang’s mainland have gardens on the island and were evacuated from the gardens."
A joint search and rescue team conducted the evacuation by boat.
Indonesia’s Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation raised the alert level after the eruption, most of the volcanic ash from which fell into the sea.
The inhabitants of volcanic island Sangeangapi have vacated the area since 1985.
Mount Sangeangapi has erupted several times since 1911, with the latest incident recorded in 1999.Last Mod: 30 Mayıs 2014, 15:47