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Marapi volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): small eruptions

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013 14:13 PM | BY: T

The volcano continues to produce small explosions every now and then. Local press reported two small eruptions this morning.
The first one occurred at 7:49 am (local time WIB), producing an ash plume of 300 meters height, and the second at 8:32 am with an ash plume rising 600 meters.
The alert status had previously been raised from Normal to Alert (level 1 to 2) on 3 August and an exclusion zone of 3 km radius around the crater is in place.
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