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Alert at Indonesia’s Mt Rinjani 3 May 2009

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Indonesia may seem to be having more than its fair share of volcano alerts lately, but given the very large number of volcanoes to be found in that country it probably is actually a fair share. Semeru, Karangetang, Ibu and Slamet are all on the second-highest alert level of Orange (Siaga), while thirteen other volcanoes including Krakatau, Kerinci and Kelud are at the next level of Yellow (Waspada). The latest addition to the latter group is Mt Rinjani on Lombok Island, which has gone to yellow alert following ‘two small explosions’ on Saturday afternoon. The area of the national park surrounding the volcano has been closed to tourists as a safety measure.

Eruptions has more details and background: Yet another Indonesian volcano on alert.

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News
Mount Rinjani on alert status, closed to touristsJakarta Post, 3 May 2009

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Rinjani – summary information for Rinjani (0604-03=)
Pusat Vulkanologi & Mitigasi Bencana Geologi – News and information portal for the Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia

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