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More than 2,100 people forced to flee after big volcanic explosion in Indonesia

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The eruption of a volcano in Indonesia caused numerous people to evacuate their residences.

Over 2,100 people had to leave the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia because Mount Ruang started erupting on Wednesday.

The volcano is dangerous because it has hot ash, falling rocks, and clouds of gas. People living nearby might also be at risk of a tsunami. This is according to AP.

Experts are worried that a section of the volcano might fall into the ocean and cause a big wave, known as a tsunami. This has happened before in 1871.

Tagulandang island might be in danger if a collapse occurs. The people who lived there were moved to Manado, which is six hours away by boat, according to the Disaster Mitigation Agency in Indonesia.

People who lived near the volcano were brought to safety by a boat.

The houses, roads, and buildings were covered in gray ash and the roofs were damaged by volcanic debris.

A map shows where Mount Ruang is on the Sangihe Islands in North Sulawesi.

Indonesia’s volcano center has reported three eruptions since Friday. The highest eruption reached 1,200 meters (3,937 feet).

The agency said on Friday that there was a lot of thick white smoke coming out of the main crater.

More than 11,000 people were asked to leave their homes because ash was spreading towards Manado and North Minahasa, as reported by the Indonesian Transportation Ministry.

People were told to stay at least 3. 7 miles away from the mountain that is 2,370 feet tall.

Scientists watching the volcano saw at least five big explosions on Wednesday, so the danger center gave its highest level III alert.

A big airport in Manado city near the volcano was closed because of ash from the volcano.

Ambar Suryoko, who is in charge of the regional airport, said: ‘We are still keeping an eye on what’s happening with the eruption of Mount Ruang and working with other people involved to get ready for any actions we need to take to keep flights safe, secure, and comfortable. ‘

Indonesia has 120 fire mountains on its islands where 270 million people live.

The country is on the ‘Ring of Fire’ – a bunch of earthquake fault lines in the Pacific Ocean.

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