Indonesia’s volcanoes Anak Krakatau, Mt Karangetang and Mt Ibu also on alert levels

Krakatoa or Krakatau or Krakatao is a volcanic...

Krakatau volcano in Sunda street - Image via Wikipedia

Amid the ongoing eruption of Mount Merapi in Central Java, the authorities have warned that two other volcanoes are on heightened alert, while a third has produced 117 small eruptions since Wednesday.

The eruptions from Anak Krakatau, in the Sunda Strait, were audible as far as Serang district in Banten, about 40 kilometers away. The volcano is on Level 2 alert, meaning “beware.”

The two others, Mount Karangetang on Siau Island in North Sulawesi and Mount Ibu on Halmahera Island in North Maluku, are a level higher on “standby,” just one level below a full alert on Level 4.

Karangetang is considered the most active volcano in the archipelago, with 41 major eruptions since 1675. Its last eruption, on Aug. 6, is believed to have killed four people.

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