Mt. Semeru, which stands 3,676 meters (over 12,000 feet) above sea level, has previously erupted this year in January and in December 2020 as well
Authorities in Indonesia have raised the alert level to the highest after the Semeru volcano on Java Island erupted Sunday.
The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazar Mitigation (PVMBG) raised its alert level of volcano to the highest and evacuated people nearest villages in the region.
Country’s National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Abdul Muhari said in a statement said, “We’ve also told all people living around the volcano to not do any activities around Besuk Kobokan riverside as the river has the potential to flow hot clouds and lava,”
Since December 4, 2021, when the Semeru volcano erupted, a total of 51 people have been killed.
Mt. Semeru, which stands 3,676 meters (over 12,000 feet) above sea level, previously erupted this year in January and in December 2020 as well.
Indonesia, an archipelago home to nearly 275 million people, sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an area with several fault lines that make it prone to frequent volcanic activities and earthquakes.