Indonesian authorities asked people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed more than 420 people last weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the catastrophic 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami.
The waves that swept terrified locals and tourists into the sea Saturday night along the Sunda Strait followed an eruption and apparent landslide on Anak Krakatau, or “Child of Krakatoa,” one of the world’s most infamous volcanic islands.
At least 222 people were killed as waves smashed into houses, hotels and other beachside buildings Saturday night along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, in a disaster that followed an eruption and possible landslide on Anak Krakatau, one of the world’s most infamous volcanic islands.
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Guatemala’s volcanology unit said that explosions from the 12,300-foot high mountain shook homes with “constant sounds similar to a train locomotive.” See photos.
Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province spewed ash 19,700 feet into the sky Wednesday morning. No evacuations were immediately ordered.
Days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck central Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, residents and rescuers are still trying to cope with the humanitarian crisis.
Molten rock is blasting from one last eruption site, a large cinder cone in a hard-hit neighborhood where new volcanic cracks first opened May 3. It’s sending huge volumes of lava snaking to the ocean miles away.
The methane can seep through cracks several feet away from the lava. It can also cause explosions when it’s ignited while trapped underground.
Scientists say they don’t know how long the eruption will last. The volcano has opened more than 20 vents, including four that have merged into one large crack.
The explosion came shortly after 4 a.m. following two weeks of volcanic activity that sent lava flows into neighborhoods and destroyed at least 26 homes.
Geologists warned that Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks.
After a day of relative calm, Kilauea roared back in full force on Sunday, spewing lava 300 feet in the air, encroaching on a half mile of new ground and bringing the total number of destroyed structures to 35.
The eruption of Hawaii’s famed Kilauea volcano spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, destroying dozens of homes in a subdivision on the eastern edge of Big Island and forcing more than 1,700 people from their homes.
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