Tourists watch Mount Merapi's eruption in Bukit Klangon, Sleman, Yogyakarta on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Rizky Tulus)

Mount of Fire on the Ring of Fire

BY :ANTARA PHOTO

MARCH 03, 2020

Mount Merapi, Indonesia's most active volcano, erupted early Tuesday morning, sending smoke and ash high into the sky and as far away as Kartasura and Boyolali in Central Java. Tourists camping in the popular tourist spot Bukit Klangon had to be evacuated. The volcano last erupted on Feb. 13. The Indonesian archipelago is located on the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. 

A man wears mask to cover his face from Mount Merapi eruption vulcanic ashes in Kartasura, Sukoharjo, Central Java on Tuesday (03/03). (Antara Photo/Mohammad Ayudha)
A man wears a mask to protect his face from volcanic ashes spewing out of Mount Merapi in Kartasura, Sukoharjo, Central Java. (Antara Photo/Mohammad Ayudha)
Residents ride a bicycle through mount merapi vulcanic ashes in Kartasura, Sukoharjo, Central Java on Tuesday (03/03). (Antara Photo/Mohammad Ayudha)
A student rides pillion on his mother's bike through a blanket of smoke and ash in Kartasura, Sukoharjo, Central Java on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Mohammad Ayudha)
Motocyclist passes through Mount Merapi vulcanic ashes in Mojosongo, Boyolali, Central Java on Tuesday (03/03). (Antara Photo/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)
Motorcyclists ride through volcanic ashes from the Mount Merapi eruption in Mojosongo, Boyolali, Central Java on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)
Elementary school students wear mask from Boyolali Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) after Mount Merapi eruption on Tuesday (03/03). Antara Photo/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)
Elementary school students put on medical masks distributed by the Boyolali Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) after Mount Merapi erupted early on Tuesday. Antara Photo/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)
Boyolali Regional Police use water canon to clean up Mount Merapi vulcanic ashes on Tuesday (03/03). (Antar Photo/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)
Boyolali Regional Police use water cannon to clean a statue from volcanic ashes on Tuesday. (Antar Photo/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)

 

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