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Mount Semeru in East Java, Indonesia erupted today, causing havoc and darkness in the surrounding community, with one death and 41 burn injuries from the eruption reported so far. Smoke and ash billowed into the air and blackened the sky and thousands of local residents were forced to flee their homes for safety. The eruption took place at around 3 in the afternoon and is about 90 kilometres south of Surabaya and rescuers started evacuating locals immediately as lava spread to villages in the area. Emergency officials released video footage showing area people fleeing as smoke and ashes fell on […]

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Hope all is well and families reunited with these people who have to abandoned their homes and flee their village. Hope the relief efforts are adequate to take care of people

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2 hours ago, AussieBob said:

I can just see it now ....................

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Semeru has been emitting sh1t for a lot longer than Greta and will easily outlast her. 

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I climbed this in 2014... its always been active with eruptions  (gas, steam, rocks etc.) being ejected into the air every hour or so. Amazing environment at and near the summit... Mother Nature at her best! 

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