Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014

Java's Kelud volcano eruption kills 3, some 200,000 told to evacuate

Mount Kelud volcano eruption in Java, Indonesia has claimed lives of at least three people and forced evacuation of some 200,000 people.

According to the Indonesia's disaster agency, Mount Kelud eruption could be heard up to 125 miles away.

Java's Kelud volcano eruption also closed airports of Yogyakarta, Surakarta and Surabaya. 

The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation expects little chance of another eruption and the National Search and Rescue Agency has warned residents not to return home as lava was still flowing through some villages.

Below is a photo of ash covered roofs of houses in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from Kelud volcano eruption 2014 (Xinhua/Veri Sanovri). Mount Kelud eruption also caused the closure of a stupa of the Borobudur Temple.


Kelud (Kelut) volcano, known for large explosive eruptions throughout its history, is located in East Java on Java in Indonesia.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 14, 2014