On Saturday, a thick cloud of ash and smoke covered the sky as the Semeru volcano exploded and sent volcanic material into the atmosphere.
The situation has occurred in the southeast part of the Indonesian island of Java. The mountain have been covered with ash, although so far the authorities have not reported deaths or injuries, but respiratory problems.
In mid-January 2021 the Semeru volcano erupted after a series of earthquakes that killed 35 people. This is the most active volcano in the country.
Semeru volcano explodes and many flee
In Lumajang village, people flee in a hurry leaving behind a huge cloud of smoke and ash that advanced quickly, according to one of the videos published on social networks by the witnesses of the explosion of the Semeru.
The eruption took place in broad daylight at around 3:30 p.m. local time (8:30 GMT), but the thick cloud emitted by the Semeru momentarily plunged some of the areas near the mountain.
The Indonesian volcanology service placed the risk in the area at level 2 (out of a maximum of 4) and issued a flight alert for aircraft circulating in the region.
Volcanic Eruption Damage
After the Semeru volcano explodes, were recorded damages to vehicles and some houses. A bridge has collapsed, this according to the Twitter of the National Agency for Disaster Management.
Likewise, the emergency department indicated that they have moved several teams and are evaluating the situation and risks in residential areas.
The Indonesian archipelago sits within the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of great seismic activity with 127 active volcanoes and shaken by thousands of tremors a year, most of them of small magnitude. This time, the Semeru volcano exploded and thrown a huge cloud of ash and smoke.