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Indonesian Lava Eruption Prompts Evacuations March 25, 2011
Fountains of lava and plumes of vapor spew from Indonesia's Karangetang volcano.
Officials evacuated about 600 people threatened by an eruption of the Mount Karangetang volcano on Siau, a small island just off the coast of Sulawesi Island.

Vulcanologists issued the highest level for a volcano alert after the restive mountain spewed lava and sent clouds of superheated debris cascading down its slopes.

Karangetang is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes and has erupted more than 40 times since 1675.

An eruption last August killed four people, and a pyroclastic flow in 1997 killed three others.

Photo: Vulcanology Survey of Indonesia