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Mt. Batutara erupts

Volcanic News: Indonesia
March 22, 2007

JAKARTA (Antara): Mount Batutara located on Lembata Island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), erupted as of March 17, 2007, and is declared off-limit to local fishermen used to transit on the island, a local official said.
The eruption of Mt Batutara was still going on and it would be dangerous for fishermen trying to approach the island for a transit, Head of the National Geology Agency's Volcanic and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) Dr Surono saidThursday.

RUSSIA - A volcano on the northern Kuril island of Paramushir, off Russia's Pacific Coast, is again showing signs of activity. Steam and gas clouds could be seen rising some 150 meters (450 feet) above the Ebeko volcano's crater in the morning. "The volcano is spewing out steam and gases 100 to 300 meters (300 to 900 feet) [into the air], with the temperature upwards 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit). With a western wind blowing, or when there is no wind, Severokurilsk residents can smell the sulfur and chlorine." Ebeko's historical activity, recorded since the late 18th century, has so far been restricted to small-to-moderate explosive eruptions from its three summit craters.
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