Saturday, October 13, 2007

Indonesia gets ready to face possible volcano eruption

Villagers living near Indonesia’s Mount Kelud volcano in East Java province are bracing for a possible eruption.

News reports Sunday said many people have evacuated their homes near the mountain, which has shown signs of increasing activity in recent days. Locals are relying on dams in area water sources to protect their homes from lava, floods, and the flow of debris.

A 1919 eruption killed some 5,000 people, mostly by mudflow. The most recent eruption was in 1990.

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