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Indonesia warns of Mount Semeru blowing up again after increased activity

Authorities in Indonesia raised the alert level for the highest volcano on Java island, warning that Mount Semeru could blow up again after a sudden eruption earlier this month left 48 people dead. Indonesia’s geological agency said on Saturday that it picked up increasing activity that could trigger an avalanche of lava and searing gas, […]

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Mount Semeru Volcano: Indonesia considers relocation of villages after deadly eruption

Indonesia’s volcanology agency is sending a team of researchers to the Mount Semeru volcano to identify areas too dangerous for villagers to stay after it erupted on Saturday, killing dozens of people on the slopes of Java island’s highest mountain. In the days since the disaster, questions have been raised about the effectiveness of the […]

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Indonesia Volcano: Mt Semeru eruption death toll climbs to 34 people, 17 missing; thousands evacuated

At least 34 people were killed in a volcanic eruption in Indonesia on Sunday, the country’s national disaster agency says. Mount Semeru engulfed villages in volcanic ash and hot mud on the island of Java, forcing thousands to flee. Seventeen people are still missing. Emergency teams and rescue dogs are looking for survivors and bodies […]

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Indonesia Volcano: Rescuers scramble to search for survivors buried in hot ash, 14 dead

Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for survivors in villages buried by hot ash, after Mt Semeru on Java island erupted on Saturday. Fourteen people are known to have died and dozens were injured, emergency authorities said. One volunteer in the nearby district of Lumajang filmed police and military officials working to dig out bodies with […]

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Indonesia Volcano: Mount Semeru eruption leaves one dead, injuring dozens

The Semeru, or Mount Semeru volcano erupted on Indonesia’s Java island killing at least one person and injuring dozens others. Pictures showed giant ash clouds coming from Mt Semeru. Witnesses reported villages covered in debris, and thick smoke blocking the Sun, leaving them in pitch darkness. The deputy chief of Lumajang district put the number […]

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Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupts, spewing ash and smoke above Java island

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted, pouring ash and smoke an estimated 5.6 kilometer into the sky above Java, the country’s most densely populated island. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (NDMA) warned villagers living on the mountain’s slopes to be alert for ongoing volcanic activity. Footage showed ash from the 3,676m (12,060ft) volcano looming over homes. “The […]