Volcano eruption sparks mass panic
A volcano on the island of Kadovar, located about 24km north of the Papuan mainland, began erupting on January 5. That prompted the evacuation of 590 people on Kadovar to the nearby island of Blup Blup.
After venting ash for several days, the volcano exploded on Friday, blasting out glowing red rocks and sulphur dioxide, the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said in a bulletin.
Long-dormant volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea – for the first time since the 17th century, at least – resulting in evacuation of more than 500 residents of Kadovar island. https://t.co/LtbJzQmEqc pic.twitter.com/lJz8aQ4fOM
â€” ABC News (@ABC) January 8, 2018
The evacuees are being moved to the mainland and …