Officers Soputan Volcano Monitoring Post , Sandy Manengkey , said activity status Soputan volcano rising from " Alert " to " Standby " on May 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm . The previous status of "Alert " mountain is valid from June 14, 2013 .
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" The results of monitoring volcanic activity Soputan visually observed a white puff of smoke crater high to moderate with 50 to 100 meters above the summit , " said Sandy , Friday ( 02/05/2014 ) .
On Thursday , Sandy continued , Soputan has increased the number of earthquake avalanches , earthquakes gust , and volcanic earthquakes . The increase in activity was observed since 30 April 2014 .
Head of the North Sulawesi Provincial Disaster Penangulangan , Noldy Liow , while not asking people to move within a radius of 6.5 kilometers from the summit of Mount Soputan . " But people do not need to evacuate , " he said .
In Disaster Prone Region 3 Soputan are 568 inhabitants , while in KRB 2 599 inhabitants there . The two villages closest to the peak Soputan is Maliku Village and Tower City in South Minahasa .
Meanwhile , Mount Karangetang has a status of " standby " since 3 September 2013 and Mount Lokon since July 27, 2011 . At the moment there are six Indonesian volcano with volcano activity status of these three levels .
In addition to the three mountain in North Sulawesi , three other mountain kegunungapiannya activity status " Standby " is Mount Slamet in Central Java , Mount Rokatenda in East Nusa Tenggara , and Sinabung in North Sumatra . As for the 19 other active volcanoes in Indonesia also bersatus "Alert " , one level below the " Standby " .