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Indonesia warns of increasing eruption of Anak Krakatau Volcano

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- Indonesian authorities have warned of a possible increase in eruption at Anak Krakatau volcano in the province of Lampung, south Sumatra Island on Monday, after witnessed increase of its activity in the past few days.
Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said that the volcano erupted by directing volcanic ashes that spread in the neighboring regions.
The agency urged citizens and visitors in neighboring provinces to wear masks when outdoors or driving motorcycles to protect themselves from the volcanic ashes.
It also advised fishermen and tourists not to go within a radius of 3 kilometers of the volcano site, noting that the Anak Krakatau has been unusually active reaching almost 90 eruptions per day.
Furthermore, the volcano spewed red hot lava reaching a height of 300 meters and more than 100 volcano quakes and tremors have been recorded, the agency added.
Anak Krakatau whose first outbreak was in 1883, killed tens of thousands of people, located about 130 kilometers west of Jakarta. (end) aab.ba KUNA 031310 Sep 12NNNN