New solomons pm urged to get to work” by Tim Lomas
On Tuesday 10 June, 2013 a large volcanic eruption in Indonesia called Pajito, located about 1,600km east of Jakarta, has sent strong particles of ash up into the sky and sparked concerns for thousands of people who live near the site.
The eruption started with a small earthquake of 7.2 magnitude, as far as most people were concerned. More than two weeks later, on Tuesday 11 June, large volcanic particles erupted down to about 600km from where the initial event happened.
Tiny, dark smoke is visible from Pajito. Photo: AFP
A “large and intense plume of ash was emitted in the area where the volcano was recently active,” said Indonesia’s Ministry of Public Works.
“The ash and smoke is thick, and it has reached a height of 1 km” from the crater, according to the ministry.
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Smoke billows above Pajito. Photo: Getty Images
But while “many residents of Pajito report that there are no dangerous air pollution warnings for the area,” in the words of Tim Lomas in the Jakarta Post, the dust, smog and ash continue to affect the region nonetheless.
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Lomas spoke to local people about the health impacts and environmental devastation they face from the explosions.
“My local colleague said it could take up to three days before my h충주출장마사지eart stops beating and my breathing starts to stop,” he said.
Image copyright EPA Image caption It remains unclear which volcano will erupt next, as the region has yet to be prepared
Another journalist spoke to one of the locals that have lived in Pajito for decades.
It is the worst storm in Indonesia’s history. People have lost everything, from homes to veh슬롯 사이트icles to animals. They’ve lost everything including pets, because the ash from the last eruption reached to our house. The worst thing was, in this storm, we don’t know the future.
Image copyright EPA Image caption The area near the volcanic center has not been evacuated yet and residents are at risk of damage
As the eruption continues, residents are getting more worried about the ash falling on them, but no one is ready to call the city off because it has been so close to the island.
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