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Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts again

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesia's Semeru volcano on Java island erupted early on Sunday (Dec 19) spewing a 2km high ash column, prompting authorities to warn people to stay away from the eruption range.

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On Sunday, the early morning eruption resulted in dense white and grey ash clouds, according to Indonesia's Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG).

The agency warned nearby residents not to conduct any activities within a 5km radius of the eruption centre and to keep a 500m distance from riversides due to risks of lava flow.

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