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Volcanic Pressure Increases – Mount Kelud: East Java

mini-phpo9x9tk.jpgPressure at a simmering Indonesian volcano on Java island escalated Friday, a geologist warned, as armed police forced some defiant villagers to evacuate ahead of a potential eruption. Tremors rocked Mount Kelud, a 1,731-metre (5,712-foot) peak about 90 kilometres (55 miles) from Indonesia’s second city of Surabaya, for nearly an hour, the top volcanologist at the monitoring station, Kristanto, told AFP.