Indonesia raises volcano warning to highest after Semeru erupt

Jakarta,SANA-Indonesian authorities raised the warning on Semeru volcano to the highest level on Sunday, after an eruption spewed a column of ash high into the air.

The evacuation of people living near the volcano in East Java province had begun, a top regional administrator, Thoriqul Haq, told the broadcaster, Reuters reported.

The plume from the volcano reached a height of 50,000 feet (15 km), said Japan’s Meteorology Agency, which was monitoring for the possibility of a tsunami there.

Source: Reuters

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