BREAKING EARTH NEWS
JAKARTA --Indonesian officials in two districts on the slopes of a volcano on Java island have been put on standby - with all leave cancelled - because of a potential eruption, officials said Tuesday. The order, which means they should not leave the districts, was issued "so evacuation and relief efforts can proceed smoothly. "There have been no significant changes, Kelut is still at the same alert status level." Mount Kelut has been placed on the second highest of four alert levels. It had been showing signs of increasing volcanic and seismic activities in past weeks, and the state volcanology office had warned of an eruption at any time. Signs of an imminent blow-out were much stronger this time than preceding an eruption in 1990. That was the last time the volcano went off. An estimated 15,000 people have been killed by the volcano in the last 500 years, including around 10,000 in a 1568 eruption.
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