Merapi: The Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupts and spews hot lava

JAKARTA: Indonesia Mount Merapione of the most active volcanoes in the world, erupted on Friday evening and continued to spit hot ash and other volcanic material on Saturday.
Images of fiery lava pouring from the crater and a tall column of hot clouds rising 1,300 meters into the air were taken by the government Merapi Volcano Observatory Friday night.
The volcano continued to spit hot ash and hot lava was visible on Saturday.
“Residents should anticipate disruption from volcanic ash from the Mount Merapi eruption and be alert to the danger of volcanic mudflow, especially when it is raining around. Merapi“, the country’s volcanology agency said in a statement on Saturday.
Merapi also erupted last week, sending volcanic material 9,600 feet (3,000 meters) above the summit.
Volcanic ash rain covered at least eight villages near the volcano after last week’s eruption.
Volcanologists said last week that the volcano is experiencing its most active phase since 2021.
Merapi is at the second highest alert level since 2020 following increased volcanic activity and authorities have established a restricted zone seven kilometers from the summit.
The volcano’s last major eruption in 2010 killed more than 300 people and forced the evacuation of some 280,000 residents.
It was Merapi’s most powerful eruption since 1930, when around 1,300 people were killed. An eruption in 1994 claimed around 60 lives.


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