A volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province erupted on Saturday, spewing ash and smoke as excessive as an estimated 5.6 kilometres into the sky, in line with knowledge from the geological company on the nation’s vitality ministry.
Indonesia has practically 130 lively volcanoes, greater than every other nation, and whereas many present excessive ranges of exercise it may be weeks and even months earlier than an eruption. The Semeru mountain erupted at simply previous 5 p.m. native time.
Telah terjadi Awan Panas Guguran (APG) Gunung Semeru dengan jarak luncur kurang lebih 4,5 kilometer pada Sabtu (16/1) sore pukul 17.24 WIB. Selengkapnya: https://t.co/vT6EJRfYt0 #InfoBencanaBNPB pic.twitter.com/l3Q3501Bxo
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Videos posted on social media confirmed gray ash clouds towering over homes. The nation’s catastrophe mitigation company didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon the opportunity of evacuation.
Other volcanoes, such because the Merapi volcano on the island of Java and Sinabung on Sumatra, have proven indicators of exercise lately.