4 December 2022
Indonesia's Semeru volcano on Java Island has erupted on Sunday. Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3,676-meter Mount Semeru, causing the eruption, according to National Disaster Management Agency. Several villages were blanketed with falling ash, blocking out the sun, but no casualties have been reported.
Thick columns of ash were blasted more than 1,500 meters into the sky, while searing gas and lava flowed down Semeru’s slopes, traveling toward a nearby river. People were advised to stay 5 kilometers from the crater’s mouth, and keep off the southeastern sector area along the Besuk Kobokan river.
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