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Eruption of Gunung Talang

spacer 13 April 2005 - More than 25,000 panicked residents have been evacuated from the slopes of a volcano on Sumatra island and officials raised the alert level on Wednesday as the mountain's activity intensified. The heightened rumbling of Mount Talang has coincided with a string of moderate earthquakes on Sumatra, which is still recovering from a massive December 26 quake and tsunami that killed nearly 130,000 people in Aceh province to the north.

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Eight other vulcanoes are showing higher activity
Anak Krakatau has showed signs of increased activity. Others include the popular tourist destinations Mt Gede and Mt Tangkuban Perahu in west Java, Mt Merapi in central Java, Mt Bromo and the island's highest peak, Mt Semeru, both in east Java.
Eight other vulcanoes with higher activity
Tangkuban Perahu also started erupting

Location of Gunung Talang, near Padang
Image of Gunang Talung spewing smoke and ashes.
Image of Gunung Talang spewing smoke and ashes.


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