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Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts, people warned to stay away


  • In Indonesia, the Semeru volcano on Java island erupted, spewing a two KM high ash column, prompting authorities to warn people to stay away from the eruption range.
  • Earlier this month, the eruption of Semeru, Java's tallest mountain, ejected ash clouds and pyroclastic flows that killed at least 46 people and left several missing, while thousands were displaced.
  • With 142 volcanoes, Indonesia has the largest population globally living in close range to a volcano, including 8.6 million within 10 km.