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Steam eruption of Indonesia’s volcano injures 10 tourists

Ten visitors were wounded by a phreatic eruption of a volcano in Central Java province of western Indonesia on Sunday, two senior officials said.
 
Head of National Volcanology Agency Kasbani told Xinhua that the eruption took place at about 12:00 a.m. Jakarta time (0500 GMT), spewing ash by up to 50 meters to the sky and emitting cold lava.
 
The agency has banned visitors from entering the Seleri crater, one of the ten craters in the Dieng volcano area, by a radius of 100 meters from the crater as volcanologists observed a hike in the accumulation of steam, said Kasbani.
 
“The tourists were already in the area of 15 meters from the Seleri crater today (Sunday) when the eruption occurred,” he told Xinhua by phone.
 
Spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that the eruption injured 10 visitors.
 
The injured visitors have been rushed to a nearby health clinic for medical treatment.
Courtesy of china.org.cn
 

Sakurajima volcano in SW Japan erupts

Mount Sakurajima, a volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture in southwestern Japan, erupted on Tuesday morning, the weather said.
 
According to the agency, the eruption occurred at 7:56 a.m. local time and marked the second significant event there in recent weeks.
 
Ash and smoke was recorded as billowing as high as 3,200 meters into the sky, the weather agency said, and was ejected from the 1,117-meter volcano’s Showa crater.
 
The agency warned that similar eruptions could occur, although there have been no immediate reports of injury or damage as a result of the latest eruption.
 
The last major eruption occurred at the mountain on May 29 this year and the volcano is under Level 3, orange alert by the Japan Meteorological Agency, signifying the volcano is active and should not be approached.
 
In September, 2016, a team of experts from Bristol University and the Sakurajima Volcano Research Center in Japan concluded after studies that the volcano could have a major eruption within the next 30 years
Courtesy of manilatimes.net