Last Updated: Monday, June 29, 2015

Indonesia's Mount Raung volcano at high alert after multiple tremors

The status of Mount Raung volcano in Indonesia has been raised from ‘waspada’ (alert) to ‘siaga’ (high alert).

The volcano level was increased to siaga starting from 9 a.m. today because of increase in its earth tremors, The Jakarta Post reported quoting the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG).

Mount Raung volcano spewed blazing lava and volcanic ash around 300 meters high into the sky.

According to Channel News Asia, Mount Raung volcanic eruption on Sunday evening was heard 20 kilometres away, and ash fall was seen in villages about 10 kilometres away from the summit.

The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center has recommended local residents living near Mt. Raung and mountain climbers not to approach areas within a radius of 3 kilometers from the crater.

Raung is one of the most active volcanoes on the island of Java in Indonesia.