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Soputan, Indonesia – eruption reported 6 October 2008

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According to an Associated Press report Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island in Indonesia has erupted today, producing a 1km eruption column. Soputan is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes. The most recent eruptive activity there was reported in June this year.

UPDATE: Press reports say that Soputan is at yellow alert, but it is shown on the VSI website as being at orange alert, which is the second-highest alert level.

News
Indonesian volcano erupts, spews flame and smoke – Associated Press, 6 October 2008
Indonesian volcano erupts, spews flame and smoke (the AP report again) – International Herald Tribune, 6 October 2008

Information
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

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