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Indonesia raises volcano threat level, sets no-go-zone

Indonesia raises volcano threat level, sets no-go-zone

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Indonesian authorities are raising the danger level for the volatile Mount Merapi volcano on densely populated Java island and ordering a halt to tourism and mining activitiesBy SLAMET RIYADI Associated PressNovember 5, 2020, 10:03 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleYOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesian authorities raised the danger level for the volatile Mount Merapi volcano on the densely populated island of Java on Thursday and ordered a halt to tourism and mining activities.Indonesia’s geological agency raised Merapi’s alert level, which had been at the third-highest level since it began erupting last year, to the second-highest level after sensors picked up increasing activity.“This condition can trigger a magma extrusion process or an explosive eruption,” ...