The eruption of Mount Semeru volcano on the island of East Java in Indonesia has resumed.
The sky was covered with black smoke on Sunday morning local time. The plume of smoke rises up to two kilometers into the sky.
Authorities warned locals to stay away from the eruption area.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. At least 48 people were killed. Some were not found. Thousands of people have been left homeless.
The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
The agency told local residents to refrain from doing any work within five kilometers of the eruption area and to stay 500 meters (1500 feet) away from the riverine area to avoid the risk of lava flow.
PVMBG also instructed residents to stop all activities in the 13-kilometer southeast area of the eruption center.
There are 142 small and large volcanoes in Indonesia. This country has the highest number of people living near the volcano in the world.
At least 600,000 people in the country live within 10 kilometers of the volcano.