Soputan Volcano erupts in Indonesia
Soputan Volcano erupts in IndonesiaCourtesy guano

The alert status for Mount Soputan in Indonesia has been raised
to the third highest level on their four-level system after beginning a minor eruption on Monday.

The region around the volcano is relatively uninhabited, with the closest villages at least 5 miles away. Still, residents were warned to stay a safe distance from the volcano.

The Soputan stratovolcano is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes.

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bryan kennedy's picture

Here are some satellite images of the Soputan volcano with eruptions from the past. These images are from the NASA ASTER volcano archive. They have a pretty neat tool that lets you browse the world's volcanoes via Google Maps.

posted on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 6:32pm
bryan kennedy's picture

There are also some impressive eruption photos of Soputan on flickr, but most of them are from last year's activity.

posted on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 6:34pm
tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

That's crazy about these eruption and it's the third highest level. How can people survive?

posted on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 12:15pm

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