Five active volcanoes on my Asia Pacific 'Ring of Fire' watch-list right now

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    Abstract

    In Indonesia, more than 197 million people live within 100km of a volcano, including more than 8.6 million inside a 10km radius.

    The country has a record of some of the most deadly volcanic eruptions in history, and right now there are ongoing eruptions at the Agung, Sinabung and Dukono volcanoes. But other volcanoes in the region are active too, including Kadovar in Papua New Guinea, Mayon in the Philippines, and Kusatsu-Shiranesan in Japan.

    Although it all seems to be happening at once, it's normal for the Asia-Pacific region to have frequent earthquake and volcanic activity.

    But we still need to keep a close eye on things, and local volcanic authorities are monitoring activity to manage risks and evacuations adequately.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationThe Conversation
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2018

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