Indonesia's Mount Soputan erupts on tsunami-hit island
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia's Mount Soputan volcano on the quake-and tsunami-hit island of Sulawesi erupted Wednesday, October 3, spewing volcanic ash 4,000 meters into the air.
The state disaster agency warned people to stay at least 4 kilometers (two and a half miles) away but said there was no need to evacuate for the time being.
Images showed an eruption visible for miles around, with a cloud of ash climbing in a large vertical column with a mushroom-shaped top.
Indonesia is situated on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", a vast zone of geological instability where the collision of tectonic plates causes frequent quakes and major volcanic activity. – Rappler.com