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Indonesia raises alert as Mount Raung erupts

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level after Mount Raung in East Java erupted on Sunday evening local time.

A crater of Mount Raung.
A crater of Mount Raung. Image by Indonesia Journey / CC BY 2.0

The eruption was reportedly heard 20kms away, with ash falling in villages about ten kilometres away from the summit. Authorities have cordoned off a two-kilometre radius around the 3,332m volcano, and raised the alert level to ‘Siaga’, the second highest level. Read more: channelnewsasia.com