Watch insane footage of an Indonesian volcano erupting this week
· May 18, 2024 ·

Here's something you don't see every day (and thank goodness):


Thankfully it doesn't sound like anyone has been hurt, although authorities are warning that there may be more eruptions in the future:

'The volcanic earthquakes are still intense so there is a potential for a future eruption,' Hendra Gunawan, chief of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said.

After an eruption on Friday, the center raised the alert level for the volcano from 2 to 3, the second-highest level, which widens the radius of the area which should be vacated. Local authorities have prepared evacuation tents, but no evacuation order has been reported yet.

This latest explosion was very large, but the volcano has had many, many other much smaller eruptions:

In 2023, a total of 21,100 eruptions were recorded from the volcano, making it the second most active volcano in Indonesia.

One of the great many reasons I do not live near a volcano!

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