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Thousands Evacuated As Volcano Threatens MASSIVE Eruption

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 44: The Indonesian government has issued its highest possible warning for the area around Mount Semeru, a volatile volcano in eastern Java that has violently erupted for the second time in as many years. Plumes of smoke spiraled 50,000 feet (15,000m) into the air while rivers of lava spewed from the summit, and several surrounding villages have been blanketed in a thick coat of ash. 2,000 people have so far been evacuated, and mercifully there have not yet been any casualties. The volcano last erupted in December of last year, killing 51 people and injuring hundreds more. Did you know there are at least 1,350 active volcanoes around the world, and 20 or so active eruptions on any given day? Read on for more of the world's most active volcanoes...

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The Indonesian government has issued its highest possible warning for the area around Mount Semeru, a volatile volcano in eastern Java that has violently erupted for the second time in as many years. Plumes of smoke spiraled 50,000 feet (15,000m) into the air while rivers of lava spewed from the summit, and several surrounding villages have been blanketed in a thick coat of ash. 2,000 people have so far been evacuated, and mercifully there have not yet been any casualties. The volcano last erupted in December of last year, killing 51 people and injuring hundreds more.

Did you know there are at least 1,350 active volcanoes around the world, and 20 or so active eruptions on any given day? Read on for more of the world's most active volcanoes...

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