Imminent volcanic eruption threatens Indonesia

By Andy Rice 25 October 2010

Local officials raised the alert level of Mount Merupi, Indonesia's most active volcano, to red on Monday morning local time, signalling a possible eruption soon. As a precaution, 19,000 locals have been ordered to evacuate the area, with 3,000 already having been moved to camps. Merupi, which means Mountain of Fire in English, had its most deadly eruption in 1930, which killed 1,300 people.  Read more: Sapa-AFP, via Times Live