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Indonesia: Mt. Merapi volcano eruption spews massive ash cloud

March 27, 2020: Mount Merapi, the Indonesia's most active volcano erupted today shooting a column of ash some 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) into the air.

According to the national disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agus Wibowo, there has been no reports of damage from the volcano eruption. However, the people are urged to stay calm and not to panic.

Authorities haven't raised the alert level for Mount Merapi volcano.

The Mt. Merapi volcano, which is near the historic city of Yogyakarta, had another big eruption earlier this month. Mt. Merapi volcano had sent ash into the air at 20,000 feet.

Mount Merapi's last major volcanic eruption was in 2010. Mount Merapi volcanic eruption killed more than 300 people and forced the evacuation of 280,000 residents.

Indonesia is made up of a series of islands with over 120 active volcanoes.

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