JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities have again cautioned the public against visiting or climbing Java's highest volcano - Mount Semeru - following an outflow of lava and hot gas. Mount Semeru has been closed for a week after it spewed out lava and heatclouds. The lava went about 250 metres down the mountainside.
Indonesian authorities say they are adopting a watch-and-wait attitude before deciding on an evacuation order for residents living nearby. The 3,676-metre volcano, located in the densely populated East Java province, has been active since last weekend.