Indonesia widens danger zone around island volcano.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 (KUNA) -- Indonesia on Thursday raised the danger level for an island volcano that triggered a tsunami over the weekend, killing at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java, and widened its no-go zone, the Geological Authority reported. The volcanology agency raised the Anak Krakatau volcanoUo's alert status to the second highest and more than doubled the exclusion zone to a 5-kilometer (3-mile) radius The eruption on Saturday evening caused part of the island in the Sunda Strait to collapse into the sea, apparently generating tsunami waves of more than 2 meters (6 1/2 feet). Most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes. The government has warned Sunda Strait communities to stay a kilometer (less than a mile) away from the coastline because of the risk of another tsunami triggered by KrakatauUo's ongoing eruptions.(end). aab.tg
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