Offbeat Thousands of Indonesians evacuated after the eruption of a volcano

15:00  30 november  2020
15:00  30 november  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Thousands of Indonesians have been forced to flee as Mount Ili Lewotolok pumps ash and More than 2,700 people were evacuated from 28 villages on the slopes of the volcano , which is located on Despite the panic among locals, there were no reports of deaths or injuries following the eruption .

Indonesian authorities have evacuated some 1,100 tourists after a volcano erupted at one of the country's most popular hiking destinations. There have been no reports of injuries caused by the eruption . Nearly 400 foreign and local tourists have been registered since Sunday to climb the

The eruption is the first major, since 2017, of this volcano located in the province of the small eastern Sunda Islands, a remote part of the south of the archipelago of Southeast Asia.

  Des milliers d'Indonésiens évacués après l'éruption d'un volcan © Supplied by Franceinfo

He projected a column of smoke and ash over four kilometers high. More than 4,400 residents were evacuated after the Lewotolo volcano erupted in Indonesia on Monday, November 30. The geological and volcanic risk management agency raised the alert state to its second highest level after the eruption that started on Sunday, warning of possible lava flows. It extended the no-go zone from two to four kilometers around the crater.

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Tens of thousands of Indonesians flee their homes after a volcano erupts on the island of Java image captionThousands of people were ordered to evacuate their homes and seek temporary The volcano last erupted in 1990, killing dozens of people. A powerful eruption in 1919 killed around 5

A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Sunday, sending a column of ash as high as 4,000 meters (13,120 feet) into the sky and prompting the evacuation of thousands of people. Nearly 2,800 people from at least 28 villages were evacuated from the slopes of Mount Ili Lewotolok, which is located on

Video: Indonesia: thousands of inhabitants evacuated after the impressive eruption of Mount Lewotolo (Le Figaro)

The eruption caused no injuries or damage. But Indonesian authorities have recommended residents to protect themselves from volcanic ash and possible gas emissions. "To limit the health risks from volcanic ash, it is recommended to wear a mask or other equipment to protect the eyes and skin," said the spokesperson for the disaster management agency.

Wunopitu local airport has been temporarily closed and several flights suspended. Indonesia is home to around 130 active volcanoes. Three other volcanoes in the archipelago were also placed on high alert three, the second highest on a scale of four, Sinabung (Sumatra), Merapi (Java), and Karangetang (Celebes).

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