Mount Semeru in East Java erupted on Saturday. Videos of the eruption shared on social media show locals fleeing a huge cloud of smoke.
A resident living in a nearby village posted a photo of the eruption, writing; “Friends, please pray for me, I hope my family is fine, Just now, it’s really bursting.”
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre has issued a warning after the plume of smoke and ash rose an estimated 40,000ft in the air, and began raining down on residents below.
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