Indonesia: due to eruption of Ruang volcano, over 11 thousand evacuate

Due to the eruption of the Roang volcano in the north of Indonesia, a decision was made on the evacuation of more than 11 thousand people in nearby areas.

According to Bernama news agency with reference to the press secretary of the Directorate of the Consequences of Natural Disaster (BPBD) Abdul Mukhari, an emergency will operate until April 29th.

Mukhari noted that the mountain threw a fiery lava and ash for kilometers, the lines of communication were damaged.

In the Indonesian Center for Volcanology and the mitigation of the consequences of geological disasters, they reported that over the past 24 hours there have occurred at least 5 large explosions.

Indonesian authorities increased the level of anxiety to the highest, fifth. A warning about the tsunami was announced.

Local residents and tourists are called to vigilant. It is not recommended to approach the volcano closer than 6 km.

Indonesia extends through the so -called “fiery ring”, where tectonic plates collide under the surface of the Pacific Ocean and give rise to earthquakes and eruptions of volcanoes.