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Indonesia: alert level raised for Ibu and Anak Krakatau 22 April 2008

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The Indonesian volcanological authorities have raised the alert levels for Ibu and Anak Krakatau to level III, orange, following recent ash eruptions and an increases in seismic activity at both volcanoes. This is the second-highest alert level. No evacuations have been ordered but people have been warned not to approach either volcano closer than 2 kilometres, and the local inhabitants around Ibu have been advised to wear masks to protect themselves from ash.

Indonesia now has three volcanoes on level III orange alert: Egon, Ibu, and Anak Krakatau. A guide to the Indonesian volcano alert system can be found here.

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Information
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Ibu (0608-03=)
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Krakatau (0602-00=)
Direktorat Vulkanologi Indonesia – Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia
Pusat Vulkanologi & Mitigasi Bencana Geologi – News and information portal for the Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia

News
Indonesia’s Krakatau, Ibu volcanoes put on second-highest alert – Bloomberg, 22 April 2008
Alert levels raised for Indonesia’s Krakatau, Mount Ibu volcanoes – Earth Times, 22 April 2008
Alert for Indonesia’s Krakatau, Mount Ibu volcanoesBangkok Post, 22 April 2008
Indonesia raises alert for two volcanoes – Reuters, 22 April 2008

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