KEDIRI - The Mount Kelud volcano in eastern Java has begun emitting clouds of steam earlier today. The clouds reached heights up to 500 meters, according Saut Simatupang, head of the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Agency. "The eruption isn't over. What we saw this morning was a small eruption.''
In recent hours the temperature of the bottom of the crater lake has increased further to some 74.6° C, which indicates a rise of about two degrees per hour since this afternoon. The clouds of steam are still rising from the top of the volcano. Meanwhile one river towards the west of the volcano, which has seen mud and stones being taken downstream, is warming up slowly. Some steam now rises from it.