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Indonesia implements early warning system due to seismic activity

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Staff Writer | October 21, 2017
Indonesia implemented today an early warning system for residents in distant areas in case of the eruption of the Agung volcano.
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Inspector General Mochammad Iriawan, an assistant of the national police operation, explained that this mechanism consists of issuing a warning sound through a mobile phone application provided by the Indonesian police.

The crater's increasing seismic activity caused more than 146,000 people to be evacuated, although many returned home, according to national disaster management data.

About 1,100 people died after a previous eruption of the Agung volcano in 1963, officials remembered.