Indonesia raises Semeru volcano alert, fearing new eruption

  • Villagers stand with the background of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the highest volcano on Java island, saying Mount Semeru could blow up again after a sudden eruption earlier this month that killed a number of people and left thousands homeless in villages that were buried in layers of mud.

    Villagers stand with the background of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the highest volcano on Java island, saying Mount Semeru could blow up again after a sudden eruption earlier this month that killed a number of people and left thousands homeless in villages that were buried in layers of mud. Associated Press

  • Mount Semeru is seen in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the highest volcano on Java island, saying Mount Semeru could blow up again after a sudden eruption earlier this month that killed a number of people and left thousands homeless in villages that were buried in layers of mud.

    Mount Semeru is seen in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the highest volcano on Java island, saying Mount Semeru could blow up again after a sudden eruption earlier this month that killed a number of people and left thousands homeless in villages that were buried in layers of mud. Associated Press

 
 
Posted12/18/2021 7:00 AM

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the highest volcano on Java island, saying Mount Semeru could blow up again after a sudden eruption earlier this month left 48 people dead and 36 missing in villages that were buried in layers of mud

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