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Thursday 14 April 2005

Indonesia fears on 11 volcanoes as quakes heighten eruption chance

Indonesian scientists placed eleven volcanoes under close watch after a series of powerful quakes awoke intense subterranean forces and increased the chances of a major eruption.

As tens of thousands spent a third night in temporary camps after fleeing the slopes of Mount Talang on Sumatra island, where hot ash has been raining down since Monday, more volcanoes began rumbling into life.

Late Wednesday Anak Krakatau -- the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa that blew itself apart in 1883 in one of the worst-ever natural disasters -- was put on alert status amid warnings of poisonous gas emissions.

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