Volcano on Indonesia's Java awakens a day after intense earthquake
No casualties nor damages have been recorded so far.
Indonesia's Mount Semeru, which last erupted in December 2021, has awoken once again on Sunday. The mountain is about 3,676 meters high above sea level, and is located on Java, an Indonesian island.
The volcanic eruption released plumes of smoke into the air, raising the region's alert status to the highest level.
The volcano, according to local authorities, shot up ash and smoke at a height of 1.5 km, rendering it forbidden to come to a 5-kilometer proximity to the volcano.
Semeru Volcano eruption located on the island of #Java, #Indonesia pic.twitter.com/ANoFtK4PDX— Noticeperiod.com (@NoticeperiodCom) December 4, 2022
There is no information regarding casualties and possible damage.
Japanese authorities are currently probing into the eruption, studying its repercussions.
On December 4, 2021, the Semeru volcano erupted and killed over 50 people. There are more than 130 active volcanoes across Indonesia.
Just yesterday, Java was hit by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake but no reports of casualties were stated so far.
This comes less than two weeks after an earthquake in the same province killed more than 330 people. Many were found buried under rubble and one rescue mission was successful alongside a few others to free a six-year-old boy described as a "miracle" by emergency workers.
The country's meteorological agency recorded a higher magnitude of 6.4, which rattled buildings all the way in the capital of Jakarta, according to AFP, but added that there was no risk or threat of a possible tsunami.
Indonesia is an area targeted by frequent seismic and volcanic activity as a result of its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates usually collide.