Indonesia volcano Mount Barujari erupts
1000 tourists trapped in Indonesia volcano Mount Barujari
Mount Barujari that forms part of Rinjani was seen emitting a 2,000-metre-high column of smoke on Tuesday afternoon. and evacuate the area within a radius of 3 km around the crater, Efe news agency reported.
- A disaster mitigation agency spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said.
- Nearly 1000 foreign and local tourists were registered since Sunday to climb the mountain.
- “We are still searching for about 389 other tourists, mostly foreign tourists, to find out their condition and to evacuate them immediately,” the Guardian quoted Mr. Nugroho as saying.
- While There have been no reports of injuries.
- Indonesian authorities in October 2015 issued a volcanic alert after an eruption forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 people, including tourists and residents.
- Last year, Rinjani erupted several times emitting columns of smoke and ash forcing the Lombok airport to shut down and suspend flights in the neighbouring island of Bali.
Many flights delayed
- Tuesday’s eruption delayed many flights between Australia and Bali for several hours, although flight schedules are back to normal now.
- Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of high seismic and volcanic activity which is home to more than 400 volcanoes, including at least 129 that are still active and 65 qualified as dangerous.
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THE Rinjani Volcano:-
- Rinjani, the second highest volcano in Indonesia standing 3,726 metres high.
- It attracts thousands of tourists annually for a three-day trek to the mountain top.
- Rinjani has a lake in its boiler also .
Volcanoes Of Indonesia
- The volcanoes are in whole geography of Indonesia.
- Which are formed due to subduction zones between the Eurasian plate and the Indo-Australian plate.
- Some of the volcanoes are notable for their eruptions, for instance, Krakatau for its global effects in 1883.
- Lake Toba for its supervolcanic eruption estimated to have occurred 74,000 years before present which was responsible for six years of volcanic winter.
- And Mount Tambora for the most violent eruption in recorded history in 1815.