Mount Semeru in Indonesia Erupts Spewing Clouds of Ash

The Semeru Volcano in Java, Indonesia has erupted and spewed ash and smoke around 5.6km into the air.

The Semeru Volcano in Java, Indonesia has erupted and spewed ash and smoke around 5.6km into the air.

The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency (NDMA) warned villagers living near Semeru’s slopes to be alert for ongoing volcanic activity but have not issued an evacuation order.

NDMA spokesperson Raditya Jati said people around the river basin near Semeru’s slopes should beware of heavy rains that could trigger ash slides or cold lava floods.

Ash has also reportedly rained down north of the volcano in the nearby villages of Sumber Mujur and Curah Koboan in Lumajang.

There are no reported casualties yet while authorities are on high alert for any further volcanic activity.


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