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Friday, 6 March 2020

March uptick in volcanic activity continues: Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, spews hot clouds and ash 3km into the Indonesian sky just 2 days after the eruption of Mount Merapi

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Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, has started spewing hot clouds as high as 3km, the Malang Disaster and Mitigation Agency (BPBD) reported, issuing a level II (advisory) warning status for the volcano. The agency observed that the hot clouds had an amplitude of 23mm and was accompanied by a 540-second earthquake. BPBD Malang head Subagyo said that it was a normal, natural occurrence and that the situation was under control. However, the Malang agency as well as the Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazards Mitigation both advise the public to remain at a distance of 1-4km from the south and southeastern edges of Semeru’s active crater. — The Jakarta Post/ANN

Indonesia's most active volcano erupted Tuesday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material, sending massive smoke-and-ash column 6,000 meters (19,680 feet) high into the sky. TBW

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