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Official Eritrean statement on the Nabro volcanic eruption 13 June 2011

Posted by admin in activity reports, Africa, Eritrea, eruptions, Nabro.

A statement on the Nabro eruption has just appeared on Shabait.com (‘Serving The Truth’), the news and information website for the Eritrean Ministry of Information: Volcanic eruption witnessed in the tip of Southern Red Sea Region. Text as follows:

Assab, 13 June 2011 -A volcanic eruption was witnessed in the tip of the Southern Red Sea region at 9 p.m. yesterday.

Reports indicated that the eruption that took place in 4 different areas around Afambo, Nebro and Sireru causing a 5.7 rector scale earth tremor.

The ensuing dust is covering hundreds of kilometers in the area, and that the quake has been heard in the greater portion of the region as a whole, according to reports.

The Southern regional Administration disclosed that the Government has moved the inhabitants in the area to a safe place, in addition to providing them with the necessary care. No damage has so far been inflicted to human life , the Administration added.

Although similar earthquake incidents were witnessed from time to time in previous years, yesterday’s tremor was of higher scale that led to volcanic eruption.

[End of the statement.]

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