Huge Ash Cloud Blasts Out of Indonesian Volcano

An image from October 2010 reveals a blast from another volcano in Indonesia.

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Tangkuban Perahu, a volcano on the island of Java in Indonesia, blasted a substantial cloud of ash into the air today (July 26), triggering panic and stimulating an evacuation of the area, according to the Associated Press(AP).

There are no reports of injuries, according to the AP, however the city government in the city of Bandung has actually closed the mountain to visitors and bought aircrafts to prevent the location. Regional authorities are evaluating whether the ash column suggests that the volcano postures an increased danger of eruption. Bandung is among the greatest cities in Indonesia, with a 2010 population of almost 2.4 million, according to the Indonesian census

The ash from the blast tipped over an area of 0.6 to 1.2 miles (1 to 2 kilometers), according to the AP. Catastrophe authorities in the area stated there’s some danger that an effective blast of steam and ash might follow, the AP stated. [The 11 Biggest Volcanic Eruptions in History]

Ashes isn’t the very same thing as the soft grey things that’s left after you have a campfire, according to the U. S. Geological Study Volcanoes are hot, however their heat originates from lava, not fire. The ash that comes out of volcanoes is in fact collapsed rocks, minerals and volcanic glass– all developed into a great powder throughout surges inside the volcano. The resulting ash is abrasive and does not liquify in water.

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