Jakarta: Mount Soputan is a small stratovolcano that rises to an elevation of 1,784m (5,853 ft), and is located on the northern arm of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia, that spewed a column of hot ash up to 2.5 km high.
 
The volcano has previously erupted in 1450, 1785, 1819, 1833, 1845, 1890, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1908–09, 1910, 1911–12, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1923–24, 1947, 1953, 1966–67, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991–96, 2000–03, 2004, 2005, 2005–06, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2015,
 
Mount Soputan, located some 60 km from provincial capital Manado, has high potential for further big eruption which is indicated by persistent tremors with amplitude of 41 mm, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Xinhua news agency reported.
 
Several subdistricts in Minahasa Tenggara district were hit by ash and other volcanic matter.
 
There has not been any immediate reports of casualties and damage.
 
The 1,874- meter high Mount Soputan is one of Indonesia’s active volcanoes. The country has at least 129 active volcanoes.