“One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds tumbling down its slopes.”
Seriously. How much bad luck can fall onto one region in one day? Well I guess the Pacific is rather large, but still. The fact that hours after a major earthquake of 8.9 magnitude hits the coast of Japan, followed by a massive Tsunami that is raviging the Pacific, a huge volcanoe erupts in Indonesia.
Slightly bad luck?
“Volcanology official Agus Budianto said on Friday that authorities were still trying to evacuate residents living along the slopes of Mount Karangetang.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
The 1 784-metre mountain is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. It last erupted in August, killing four people.”
This is no laughing matter either folks!
What can you except when you the world’s largest archipelago located on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Tragedy is bound to happen somewhere along the line. I think after the Tsunami, Japan has had enough bad luck for one day.