YOGYAKARTA: On Sunday, Indonesia’s most unstable volcano spews ash and hot gas in a huge column as high as 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) into the sky.
Mount Merapi located on the island of Java, created a cloud of ash over several villages on the island and rumbling sounds could be heard from kilometers away.
Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center did not increase the alert status of the volatile volcano. Since the Merapi volcano began erupting last August the alert has been at the thor-highest level.Also Read– Scientists say Siberia’s weather is an “alarming sign”
The Merapi volcano is 2,968 meters high and is one of the most active volcanoes on the island. Indonesia houses more than 500 volcanoes on its islands. The large mountain has created dark hot clouds for over a year.
The last major eruption of the Merapi volcano was in 2015 and killed 353 people.
Indonesia, a group of islands with 270 million inhabitants, is subject to earthquakes and volcanic activity due to its location along the Pacific “Ring of Fire”. The location is a horseshoe-shaped set of fault lines around the ocean.