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Offbeat: Indonesia: The evacuations continue after the eruption of the Semeru volcano

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Eruption du volcan Semeru, le 5 décembre 2022 à Lumajang, en Indonésie © Juni Kriswanto Eruption of the SEMERU volcano, on December 5, 2022 in Lumajang, in Indonesia

The evacuations of villagers continued on Monday, one day after the era From the Semeru, an Indonesia volcano, the authorities warning of a risk of cold lava flows.

More than 2,400 people in total fled their houses to find refuge in 11 centers following the eruption of this volcano, which is the highest peak on the island of Java on Sunday morning.

"The army, the police, and the emergency services continue to evacuate people from the village of Curah Kobokan, where clouds of burning ash and cold lava can arrive," said Abdul Muhari, the spokesperson of the Indonesian Natural Disaster Management Agency.

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  Indonésie: les évacuations se poursuivent après l'éruption du volcan Semeru © Iman Pujiono

"Now there are 2,489 evacuated," he said on a local television channel.

The state of emergency has been decreed for two weeks, the population received masks to protect themselves from the ashes in the air and collective kitchens have been set up to feed the evacuated.

Carte d'Indonésie localisant le volcan Semeru entré en éruption dimanche © Staff Indonesia Card Locating the Sémeru Volcano Enrupted Sunday

Monday morning, dozens of people who had emergency their home in the Lumajang district were returned to the site to take their most precious, before Going again in the shelters, noted an AFP journalist.

Some went to get their cattle, others transported television positions or refrigerators while, behind them, the volcano continued to project a little ash.

The Semeru showed a lesser activity on Monday, according to Abdul Muhari, but he warned the risk of lava flows cooled by the rain.

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"What worries us are certain activities like (those in) sand careers. We want to make sure that the trajectory of the clouds of ash and cold lava is completely clear".

Des habitants récupèrent leurs biens après l'éruption du volcan Smeru, le 5 décembre 2022 à Kajar Kuning, en Indonésie © Juni Kriswanto of the inhabitants recover their goods after the eruption of the Smeru volcano, December 5, 2022 in Kajar Kuning, in Indonesia

The authorities brought the level of alert on Sunday level three at level four, The highest. It was noted at three last year during a previous eruption.

Des équipes de recherches et de secours dans la village de Kajar Kuning après l'éruption du volcan Semeru, le 5 décembre 2022 en Indonésie © Juni Kriswanto Research and rescue teams in the village of Kajar Kuning after the eruption of the Semeru volcano, on December 5, 2022 in Indonesia

almost exactly a year ago, on December 4, 2021, Mount Semeru was Already in eruption, killing at least 51 people.

Mud and ash flows had swallowed up villages and nearly 10,000 people had to flee their houses.

Many victims were workers who operated sand careers on the slopes of the volcano.

Indonesia is on the Pacific Fire belt, where the meeting of continental plates causes strong volcanic and seismic activity.

This Southeast Asian Archipelago has approximately 130 active volcanoes.

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