Indonesia’s Merapi volcano erupts, spewing ‘avalanche’ of lava

Mount Merapi, one of the world’s most active volcanoes in Indonesia, erupted, spewing lava two kilometers from the crater. The eruption was captured in dramatic images, and small tremors were recorded. The volcano remains closely monitored, with a seven-kilometer restriction zone for surrounding villages. The alert level has not changed since increased volcanic activity in 2020. The volcano’s last major eruption in 2010 claimed over 300 lives, and the most powerful eruption occurred in 1930, resulting in around 1,300 deaths.