Thu, 11 Aug 1994

Mt. Gamalama belches smoke

AMBON, Maluku: Gamalama volcano in Ternate, North Maluku, belched black smoke and emitted a terrifying roaring sound on Monday.

Chief of the geology and mineral resources section at the local mines and energy office Philip Kasturian said volcano has been active for the past two months.

Kasturian said that there was a minor tremor and the emission of dust and pebbles when the volcano produced the sound.

In June, Gamalama produced between 20 and 25 small eruptions a day, Antara reported. (par)