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Thousands of people evacuated and tsunami warning

Thousands of people evacuated and tsunami warning

This photo taken on April 17, 2024 and released by the Center for Volcanic and Geological Hazard Mitigation shows Mount Ruang spewing hot lava and smoke as seen from Chitaro, North Sulawesi. – A volcano in Indonesia's outer reaches erupted several times on the night of April 17, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people as it spewed lava and smoke more than a mile high. (Photo Leaflet / Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Reduction / AFP) /

The rescue teams rushed this Thursday Evacuate thousands of people due to explosion A volcano in a remote part of Indonesia has forced authorities to evacuate Tsunami alert due to risk of rocks falling into sea.

The crater of Mount Ruang in northern Indonesia began spewing lava and ash on Tuesday night and volcanic activity recorded on Wednesday forced authorities to raise the alert level to maximum.

This image obtained by NASA's MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument aboard the Aqua satellite and released by NASA on Oct. 2, 2002, shows the ash plume (C) erupting from Ruang Volcano. Ruang Volcano, located about 100 miles from the city of Mandao in Indonesia, erupted on September 25, 2002, spewing an ash cloud 5 km high. Ruang has been active since 1808 and has frequent eruptions that result in ash clouds, volcanic domes, and pyroclastic flows that damage nearby populated areas. AFP Photo/NASA (Photo by NASA/NASA/AFP)

The volcano's continued activity on Thursday forced the closure of the Sam Ratulangi International Airport in the town of Manado, 100 km from the site. “Because the spread of volcanic ash poses a risk to aviation safety”said in a statement Amber Suryoko, Chairman of the Regional Airport Authority.

Authorities are rushing to evacuate 11,000 residents from the area near the volcano, including some from the remote island of Dagulantang, with about 20,000 residents.

A photo released by Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency on Wednesday shows the activity of the Ruang Volcano in Tahulandang in the Changihe Archipelago (Indonesia). Indonesian authorities on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of more than 800 people living on a small island in central Sulawesi following increased activity at the Ruang volcano. EFE/National Disaster Management Agency

“The road is covered with volcanic material” he told AFP by telephone Ikram Al Ula, A rescuer from Thagulandang port.

Some residents began to leave the area overnight, fearing an explosion.

“Last night (Wednesday) there were people who left on their own but without orders due to the volcanic eruption and falling rocks.”Commented Jandry Bandong, The local search and rescue agency said in a statement.

This photo taken on April 17, 2024 and released by the Center for Volcanic and Geological Hazard Mitigation shows Mount Ruang spewing hot lava and smoke as seen from Chitaro, North Sulawesi. – A volcano in Indonesia's outer reaches erupted several times on the night of April 17, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people as it spewed lava and smoke more than a mile high. (Photo by Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation / AFP)

Rescuers are trying to evacuate residents of the area by boat, and 17 inmates had to be transferred from the Thagulandang Island Prison.

Tsunami warning

Authorities imposed an exclusion zone around the six-kilometer crater and warned of the risk of a tsunami as volcanic material falls into the sea.

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Photo provided by the Indonesian Center for Volcanic and Geological Hazard Mitigation shows smoke and volcanic eruptions from Mount Ruang in Sittaro, Indonesia on April 17, 2024. Ministry's Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG). Mount Ruang in North Sulawesi's Sidaro Islands regency erupted on the night of April 16, sources said. As a result of the eruption of Mount Ruang, 272 families, or about 828 people, were evacuated. (Volcanic eruption) EFE/EPA/PVMBG

“The community of Takulandang Island, especially those living near the coast, should be aware of the discharge of glowing rocks (…) and tsunamis caused by material falling from the volcano into the sea”announced in a statement on Wednesday Hendra GunawanDirector of the Indonesian Volcanology Agency.

In 2018, the crater of Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano collapsed into the sea during an eruption, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 400 people and injured thousands.

Photo provided by the Indonesian Center for Volcanic and Geological Hazard Mitigation shows smoke and volcanic eruptions from Mount Ruang in Sittaro, Indonesia on April 17, 2024. Ministry's Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG). Mount Ruang in North Sulawesi's Sidaro Islands regency erupted on the night of April 16, sources said. As a result of the eruption of Mount Ruong, 272 families or about 828 people were evacuated. (Volcanic eruption) EFE/EPA/PVMBG

Ruang Hill, A stratovolcano A small island in North Sulawesi province, an isolated part of the archipelago, erupted at 9:45 p.m. (1:45 p.m. GMT) on Tuesday and was followed by two more explosions early Wednesday morning. and geological institutes have reported.

The first eruption produced a column of ash two kilometers long, and later lava-driven material was reported to have risen up to 2.5 kilometers. Muhammad WafidDirector of the Geological Survey said in a statement.

The Institute of Volcanology warned earlier in the day that Mount Ruong had increased activity after two earthquakes recorded in recent weeks.

With around 130 active volcanoes, Indonesia frequently records seismic and volcanic activity as a result. place in “Pacific Ring of Fire”.

AFP