Mount Semeru erupts in Indonesia

(ORDO NEWS) — The eruption of the volcano Semeru occurred in the Indonesian province of East Java (Java Island) on Sunday.

It is noted that the volcano threw a column of ash and smoke to a height of 1.5 thousand meters. It is forbidden to approach the volcano closer than 5 km. Information about any consequences of the eruption is not given.

Meanwhile, Japan‘s National Meteorological Administration issued a warning that it is currently examining the data received due to the possible risk of a tsunami.

It is noted that if this happens, the waves may reach outlying islands in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.

Volcano Semeru erupted exactly one year ago on December 4th. More than 50 people died because of it. Semeru is the highest peak on the island of Java. There are almost 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia.

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