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Volcano erupts in Indonesia
Jakarta, July 15, 2011
Indonesia's Mount Lokon volcano
erupted late Thursday night, triggering panic and massive
evacuation of people living within a 3.5 km radius, Xinhua
The volcano in North Sulawesi province erupted at 23.30 p.m.,
the country's disaster management agency said Friday.
This was the second eruption of Mount Lokon since Monday,
spewing hot lava and ash up to 1,500 meters high, said
volcanologist Farid Ruskan Bina.
The eruption triggered panic among the residents and forced
thousands to flee, said Furqon Sapid Setianto, an official
with the National Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency.