Semeru Volcano Erupts In Indonesia


December 17, 2022


The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) has raised the alert status of Mount Semeru from level III to level IV (highest). According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), nearly 2,000 people have been displaced to 11 evacuation points. National and local authorities are providing help for those affected with family equipment and masks, to reduce the impact of respiratory health risks due to volcanic ash. The National Agency for Disaster Countermeasures (BNPB) reports 781 evacuated people in 21 evacuation points, two affected bridges, as well as three km of roads, one educational facility and four places of worship. Five villages located in four sub-districts have been mostly impacted by pyroclastic flows on 4 December (Sumberurip Village in Pronojiwo District, Sumbersari Village in Rowokangkung District, Sumberwuluh Village and Penanggal Village in Candipuro District and Pasirian Village in Pasirian District). The alert level of Mount Semeru is still at IV