Eruption of Merapi volcano in Indonesia: Residents are being evacuated

17:05, 10 August 2021


On Sunday, August 8, the most active and largest volcano in Indonesia – Merapi on the island of Java erupted. No casualties were reported.

Mount Merapi has released clouds of hot ash at least seven times. Then lava flowed down its slopes. The sounds of the eruption were so loud that they could be heard for several kilometers. As a result of the volcanic eruption, smoke covered nearby villages and towns.