17 August 2021

Indonesia's most active Mount Merapi in New Eruption.

Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Monday (16) with its biggest lava flow in months, sending a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 3.5 kilometers (more than 2 miles) down its slopes on the densely populated island of Java.

The rumbling sound could be heard several kilometers (miles) away as Mount Merapi erupted, sending hot ash 600 meters (nearly 2,000 feet) into the sky. Ash blanketed nearby towns, but long-established evacuation orders are in place near the volcano, and no casualties were reported.

Mount Merapi's last major eruption in 2020 killed more than 300 people.

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