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Duration2005/04/12 A volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island erupted on Tuesday and more than 25,000 of panicked residents were evacuated from the slope of the volcano, Mt. Talang, 938 km northwest of Jakarta.
Country or DistrictIndonesia

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  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/05/14
    Areas of Indonesia were still on high alert over two volcanoes despite signs their activity was abating, vulcanologists said on Thursday as frightened residents remained in makeshift camps.
  • 2005/04/15
    Indonesia's Mount Talang sent out fresh clouds of dust and continued to rumble on Friday, ruling out an early return home for about 20 000 frightened people who have fled villages on its slopes.
  • BBC News 2005/04/13
    About 25,000 people have fled from the site of a volcano which has sprung to life on Indonesia's Sumatra island.
    The increasing activity on Mount Talang coincides with a string of earthquakes on Sumatra in recent weeks.
  • SI /USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report
    Preliminary report on the eruption of Talang, Sumatra.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/04/13
    Local officials said 26,000 people had been evacuated from the slopes and areas around the 2,690 metre (9,825 ft) volcano in West Sumatra province, adding that number was likely to rise.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/04/12
    The eruption was accompanied by a string of moderate earthquakes that rattled towns in Sumatra, which is still recovering from a massive Dec. 26 quake and tsunami that killed nearly 130,000 people on its northern end.
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