Mount Ruang barst uit in Indonesië infographic
Graphic shows location of Mount Ruang volcano.


Indonesische vulkaan Ruang barst uit

April 30, 2024 - Indonesia’s Mount Ruang volcano has erupted for the second time in two weeks, prompting evacuations and raising the alert status to its highest level.

Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said that all 843 residents living in Ruang island, where the volcano is located, have been moved to Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi province. Residents of Tagulandang island are being relocated to Siau island to the north.

The eruption follows a series of eruptions earlier this month that forced hundreds to evacuate, and the airport in the provincial capital of Manado to close. That eruption also caused damage to some homes. At the time, the volcanology also issued a warning about the potential for a tsunami, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 30/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News