Volcano erupts on island already reeling from tsunami

(CNN)There could be just days left to rescue the remaining trapped survivors of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami, Indonesia’s disaster agency said Wednesday, as the already-high death toll continued to grow.

But a volcanic eruption just north of the disaster zone, the third severe tectonic event in Indonesia in less than a week, has highlighted the difficult task facing authorities in the geographically unstable region.
Mount Soputan, in the northern part of the island of Sulawesi, erupted just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday (9 p.m. Tuesday ET), according to Indonesian disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

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