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Post: Mount Merapi in Indonesia spews molten lava


Indonesia’s Merapi volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, continued to spew smoke and molten lava on Saturday, the second day of eruptions.
Images from the Merapi Volcano Observatory showed lava pouring out of the crater and a large column of black smoke rising as high as 1,300 meters from its summit overnight.
On Saturday, Merapi continued spewing hot ash as molten lava appeared.
In a statement, the National Volcanoes Agency warned residents about exposure to volcanic ash and lava flows, especially if it rains near the crater.
Merapi erupted last week, spewing volcanic material up to 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) at its summit and ash that damaged at least eight villages.
Volcanologists estimated last week that the volcano is in its most active phase since 2021.
Due to increased volcanic activity, Merapi has ranked second since 2020.

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Authorities have established a restricted zone up to seven kilometers from the summit.
The last major eruption of Merapi volcano was in 2010, when it killed over 300 people and forced the evacuation of around 280,000 people.
It was the most violent revolution since the 1930s, when it killed around 1,300 people. In 1994, another eruption killed about 60 people.

Source: Al Ittihad

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