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Indonesian Volcano Rattles Flores Island January 15, 2016
Mount Egon
Farmer tending a crop of flowers on the island of Flores in the shadow of rumbling Mount Egon.
Residents living around the base of Indonesia’s Mount Egon were ordered to evacuate as the Flores Island volcano began to rumble because of rising magma.

A 2-mile exclusion zone was established around the 4,487-foot volcano, which last erupted in 2008, forcing more than 10,000 people to flee.

Egon is the only one of six volcanoes in Indonesia currently on an alert level of 3 or 4 that is not currently erupting.

The vast archipelago has 127 active volcanoes, more than any other country on the planet.

 

Photo: Antara