Indonesia, Mt. Sangeang Api erupted

10:02 Jun 2 2014 Nusa Tenggara Barat

Mt.Sangeang Api in Bima, Province of Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia has erupted on 30 May 2014, at 14:55 (UTC +7). It was then followed with several tremors and another eruption on 31 May at 00:30 and 09:42.

The volcanic thrust which reached 3,000 meters high, has caused ash fall in the surrounding area, including Bima city and East Sumba. Airport in Bima and Tambolaka were closed due to the incident.

- The local authority has evacuated 135 people with no fatality has been reported. Additionally, 7,328 people or 1,748 families are staying in the evacuation center in 4 villages that 8 kilometers away from the volcano. The local disaster management agency also distributed 15,200 masks to the affected communities.

- Based on BNPB report, Sangeang island is a volcanic island where the government have moved the locals through transmigration programme in 1953 and 1985 to the other places. Sangeang is now mainly used for crops growing and temporary hut.

- Mt.Sangeang Api, one of the frequently erupted volcano, has erupted in 1911, 1953, 1964-1967, 1985-1987 and 1997-1999.
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