Authorities urge evacuation at Indonesian volcano

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November 3, 2007 06:09

Authorities urged remaining villagers to flee the slopes of a deadly Indonesian volcano on Saturday amid signs the mountain was primed for a powerful eruption. Mount Kelud on Java island has been on high alert for more than two weeks, but in recent days scientists have been warning of an imminent blast at the volcano, which last erupted in 1990 killing 30 people. The frequency of the tremors at Mount Kelud and the temperature of its crater lake already exceed those in the days preceding the 1990 blast, indicating an underground reservoir of magma is poised to break the surface, the scientists say.


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