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YEMEN: Red Sea volcano erupts again

SANAA, 4 December 2007 (IRIN) - A volcano on a small uninhabited island in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen erupted again on 3 December after previously erupting on 30 September 2007.

Abdul-Jalil al-Salahi, an official at the Ministry of Oil’s Geological Survey Authority (GSA), told IRIN on 4 December the eruption occurred after seismic activities in the area over the past two days. “The eruption took place naturally. It is no danger,” he said.

Mohammed al-Qadasi, a professor of volcanoes and geology, told IRIN the volcano has been active since it erupted on 30 September 2007, adding that there have been occasional lava flows. “The eruptions will continue for a long time until the lava in the ground finishes,” he said, adding that it was not clear when the eruptions would subside.
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