Mt. Merapi in Indonesia erupts, hot lava thrown by raging crater

Mt. Merapi in Indonesia erupts, hot lava thrown by raging crater

- Mt. Merapi in Indonesia spewed hot lava, causing minor evacuations to be done

- The Indonesian volcano erupted and it is considered one of the most active volcanoes in the country

- The agency noted that they observed lava avalanches, which occurred seven times in the morning

- Residents were cautioned and were advised not to stay within the five-kilometer radius

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Mt. Merapi of Indonesia just erupted and sent lava avalanches. It traveled to almost 700 meters southwest.

Mt. Merapi in Indonesia erupts, hot lava thrown by raging crater
Photo: Pixabay
Source: UGC

Residents were prohibited to stay with a 5-km radius of the crater. Aside from lava, residents were likewise warned of volcanic material that might spread airborne.

In 2010, Inquirer noted that it already killed more than 300 individuals. In the same year, around 280,000 residents were evacuated.

South Asian countries have volcanoes and Indonesia is among those that have many active ones.

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In the Philippines, one of the most notable eruptions was that of Mt. Pinatubo.

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Indonesia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia. It is home to around 147 volcanoes. About 76 of these volcanoes are considered active. These volcanoes are spread around different islands of Java, Sumatra, Celebes, and the Lesser Sunda.

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Phivolcs recently gave an important update anew about Taal Volcano located in Batangas. According to the government agency, the said volcano has a heightened possibility of another eruption. On its social media page, Philvolcs likewise posted snapshots of the “relative calm at the surface” Taal Volcano Island. Phivolcs, however, publicized that the Taal Volcano Network has been recording “numerous imperceptible volcanic tremors.”

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Phivolcs gave a January 2020 update about the famous Mayon Volcano in Albay. The famous volcano is still under Alert Level 2 as of last year, according to their website. This means that Mayon has a moderate level of unrest and that explosions, lava collapses, and ashfall are still possible. The update came in the midst of a possible eruption of the Taal Volcano in Batangas.

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