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Indonesia’s Merapi volcano erupts

(KPL/VNA) – Indonesia’s Merapi volcano erupted on March 11, spewing hot cloud up to seven kilometers.

The country’s disaster management agency said in a statement that a lava flow of 1.5 km was observed.

Residents in the nearby community have been warned to stop any activities in the danger zones, range between 3-7km radius from the crater, the statement said.

The 2,963m Merapi, one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, was already on the country’s second-highest alert level. It last eruption took place in 2010, killing more than 350 people.

Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia has more volcanoes than any other country.

Source: Lao News Agency