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Mount Semeru volcano erupts with bang and ash clouds YOGYAKARTA - Mount Semeru volcano in the district of Lumajang in the province of east Java is in eruption since a few hours ago. The volcano showed the eruption with a dust storm and an explosion which could be heard up to one kilometer away from the crater. "The tourist track to hike to the peak of the volcano is obviously closed down immediately until further notice," said Suparno, the head of the observation station Sawur in the district of Lumajang.

According to information at the observation post, the Mount Semeru volcano erupted with a fairly loud bang. However there was only one explosion, Suparno told that that one was strong enough to be heard up to one kilometer away. He made clear that until this moment the status of the volcano was still a level 'one' warning. It just caused three small tremors and exhausts clouds of ash and volcanic stones. "This all means that the volcano is still quite normal, however we advice the people on the slopes of the volcano to be careful," he said.

Because of rainy weather, there is a chance of a cold lahar - mud flow, even worse, around the peak of the Mount Semeru volcano the weather is really bad at the moment. This caused ash rains to be quite large. There are currently some areas at risk for a natural disaster; they are Ranupani, Ranukumbolo, Ngadas and Senduro amongst others. People there should be alert at all times. "Outside that, the path to the summit of the volcano is closed for those who should not be here at the moment," he said.


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Posted in Volcanoes @ 01 November 2007 10:32 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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