Monday, October 29, 2007

Indonesian volcano eruption imminent: scientist "Mount Kelut, a 1,731-metre (5,712-foot) volcano with a history of deadly eruptions, was put on high alert on October 16, triggering efforts to evacuate about 130,000 people living within 10 kilometres (six miles). A scientist at Kelut's monitoring post said water in the volcano's 15-metre deep crater reached 39 degrees Celsius in the first six hours of Saturday, just below the 40 degrees reached before the 1990 eruption, he said. 'The increasing temperature shows that the magmatic pressure within the volcano is increasing, meaning the eruption is imminent,' the scientist, Kristanto, said. "

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