MINAHASA, Indonesia – Soputan, the most active volcano located in Minahasa, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, erupted and spewed volcanic ash as high as 2 Kilometers, Monday (04/01/2015), at around 20:50 pm (GMT +8).
Reporting from twitter account @infoBencana, the gray smoke eruption, leaning towards the East. Residents are asked not to move in within a radius of 4.0 KM and 6.5 KM towards sectoral Southwestern-West-Northwest of the summit of Mount Soputan.
Chief of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Southeast Minahasa Regency , Joppie Mokodase, justify the eruption of one of the most active volcano in the North Sulawesi.
“We confirm today Soputan erupted at 20:53 pm and is clearly visible from the crater eruption happens,” said Joppi while in the Postal Monitoring Mount Soputan in Silian.
He said that with the eruption of, the current status of Mount Soputan has been increased from the previously Alert level II to level III alert status.
“Geological Agency has raised alert status of Mount Soputan to level III, shortly after the eruption of the Soputan happen,” he said.
Just to note, itself Soputan last erupted in March 2015.
Reporter: Iswahyudi Masloman