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Activity of three volcanos increases

  • Syofiardi Bachyul and Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 22 2009   /  02:17 pm

The volcanic activity of three mounts - in West Sumatra, Central Java and East Nusa Tenggara - is on the rise, leading authorities to remind residents living in the surrounding areas to be on the alert. The activity of Mt. Kerinci, the highest in Sumatra, has increased since Sunday, exploding loudly and spewing ash up to 400 meters high. Heru Prasetyo, head of the Mt. Kerinci Observation Post in Kersik Tuo, Kerinci regency, said that the 3,805 meter mountain, which is located on the border of West Sumatra and Jambi, continued spewing ash on Tuesday. "We've urged residents living along the nearby slopes in Kerinci regency and South Solok regency in West Sumatra to be on the alert. We've also advised them to use markers whenever they go out of the house," Heru said. Tulus, a Kayu Aro villager in Kerinci regency, reported seeing lava spewing out of Kerinci, followed by t...