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Vast ash cloud prompts Indonesian island residents to flee after active volcano erupts for second time in months and prompts fears air travel could be disrupted.

Semeru, or Mount Semeru, is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia. It is located in the subduction zone, where the Indo-Australia plate subducts under the Eurasia plate. It is the highest mountain on the island of Java. This stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru, meaning “The Great Mountain” in Sanskrit. Wikipedia
Province: East Java Trending
Elevation: 3,676 m
Prominence: 3,676 m
Last eruption: 1967 to 2021

Volcanic arc/belt: Ring of Fire/Sunda Arc

An active volcano erupted on the Indonesian island of Java for the second time in months.

A shower of volcanic ash from Mount Semeru is blotting out the sun in two regions, witnesses say, and a watchdog has issued a warning of ash clouds rising to airlines.

No casualties have yet been reported as evacuations are underway, authorities said.

The eruption took place around 2.30 pm local time. Local authorities have established a restricted zone three miles from the crater after the eruption.

Thoriqul Haq, a local official, told Reuters that a road and a bridge from the area to the nearby city of Malang had been cut.

“This has been a very urgent and fast condition since it broke out,” he said.

Campbell Biggs, a meteorologist with the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC), told the BBC that the ash cloud was higher than cruising altitude for most aircraft and can cause drift.

An image released by Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency of the eruption on Saturday.

What does volcanic ash do to airplanes?

The ash cloud should slowly dissipate, she said.

Mount Semeru rises 3,676m above sea level and previously erupted last December, forcing thousands of residents to seek refuge.

It is among the nearly 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia.

Indonesia is located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where the continental plates meet, causing frequent volcanic and seismic activity.

Videos shared by emergency officials and local media showed residents fleeing as a giant ash cloud rose behind them.

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Quick Facts

  • Mt Semeru erupted  on an Indonesian island and evacuations are happening
  • Witnesses say volcanic ash is blocking out the sun in two different districts 
  • A monitoring body issued a warning about an ash cloud rising up to 50,000 ft
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