BLITAR - Rain that poured down on the slopes around Mount Kelut volcano caused eight local and national journalists to be trapped on one of the slopes until Friday afternoon. They were urged to come down as soon as a series of tremors started, fearing that an eruption would start. They were not able to evacuate themselves from the slopes because it was raining and they didn't have transportation.
Head of the Center for Volcanological and Geological Disasters Mitigation, Surono, had asked the journalists to evacuate themselves from the slopes as hundreds of volcanic tremors were occurring. The Mount Kelut volcano in eastern Java was put on the highest alert earlier this month after it showed several warning signals. "I'm scared about Kelut. Kelut is now on the point of no return," Surono told.