Indonesia’s Mount Merapi, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, erupted on Friday night (Mar 17) and continued to spew hot ash and other volcanic material on Saturday.
Footage of flaming lava pouring out of the crater and a tall column of hot cloud rising 1,300m into the air was taken by the government-run Merapi Volcano Observatory on Friday night.
The volcano continued to spew hot ash and hot lava was visible on Saturday.
“Residents should anticipate the disruption due to the volcanic ash from Mount Merapi eruption and please be on alert for the danger of volcanic mudflow, especially when it rains around Merapi,” the country’s volcanology agency said in a statement on Saturday.
Merapi also erupted last week, sending volcanic material 3,000m above the summit.