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Indonesia’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted on Wednesday. The volcano is located near the centre of the island of Java about 20 miles north of Yogyakarta, a city on the island. The eruption spewed lava and gas clouds throughout the day. Residents were warned due to the risk of lava flows reaching the roads.
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Merapi, which means, Mountain of Fire, has a devastating history. In 2010, Merapi claimed more than 200 lives and displaced 278,000 people. In 1994, the Fire Mountain killed 60 people. In 1930, the eruption took 1,300 lives.
Daily updated website on tracking the volcano’s activity is warning about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to 12000ft (3700m) altitude and is moving 10 kts towards East.
As of January 29 2021, there are no updates on any injuries.
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