Mount Semeru volcano erupts for second time this month in Indonesia

The Mount Semeru volcano in Indonesia this morning erupted for the second time this month Footage shows how the volcano sparked panic when it was seen spewing clouds of hot steam and ash shortly after 9:30 a.m. local time in East Java province on Thursday morning, December 16. The eruption of the mountain shocked rescue teams who were searching for victims from the earlier eruption on December 4 which killed at least 48 people. Rescue worker Djati Cipto Kuncoro, Head of the BMKG Tretes Geophysics Station, said "there was a large lava fall." He said search and rescue teams started running for safety. It is not yet known whether this eruption caused any casualties.

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