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Eruption at Soputan, Indonesia 6 June 2008

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Reports from Indonesia today say that Soputan on Sulawesi Island, which is among Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, is currently erupting. ABC News (Australia) quotes an Indonesian volcanologist as saying that the volcano is ‘sending heat clouds as far as four kilometres and throwing ash two kilometres into the air’. In Indonesia, ‘heat clouds’ generally means pyroclastic flows. There is as yet no order to evacuate but the authorities are maintaining a high alert and have imposed a 6km exclusion zone.

The Eruptions blog has more coverage.

Global Volcanism Program: Soputan – summary information for Soputan (0606-03=)
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

Volcano erupts in Indonesia – ABC News, 7 June 2008
Mount Soputan spewing sand and thick smoke – ANTARA News, 7 June 2008
Volcano erupts in IndonesiaSydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2008

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1. Ton van der Aa - 25 June 2008

I was just talkin to a friend of mine from tomohon Indonesia and he was on mount klabat with friends and when they reach the summit they experienced this the eruption of mt Soputan just started at that moment and they keeped on watchin the whole night .So im very jealous of him now!!!!!

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