Disaster centre sees smoking Karkar as normal but plan in place just in case

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By REBECCA KUKU
SMOKE seen coming from the Karkar Island volcano is normal volcanic activity, says National Disaster Centre director Martin Mose.
Mose said it was an active volcano and it was nothing unusual to see smoke there.
Locals near the island area noticed smoke coming from the volcano and raised the alarm.
However, Mose said the Rabaul Volcano Observatory was monitoring all active volcanos and if the activity reached a serious stage, it would notify the National Disaster Centre.
“At this time, the technical team has advised that there is no unrest at the volcano. However, we will continue to closely monitor it,” he said.
“We do have emergency plans in place to respond to the Karkar volcano should it erupt.
“We are also working on a permanent relocation place for the people of Manam as well.
“So once we address the situation in East Sepik, we will start working on a permanent relocation place for the people of Manam.”

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