Volcano Explodes In Indonesia, Killing Three
The eruption also forced 75,000 residents to evacuate their homes. This is one of several volcanic eruptions in Indonesia so far this year.
An explosive volcano erupted on Indonesia's most populated island on Feb. 13, killing three people and causing evacuation for over 75,000 residents.
So far, seven airports have been closed, stranding thousands of passengers.
The eruption sent ash and sand 10–12 miles into the air.
Ash was seen raining down 180 miles away in Yogyakarta.
This isn't the first time Indonesia has experienced volcanic eruptions this year. Just last month, Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupted over 220 times in one week, causing thousands of evacuations.
And the eruption of Kawah Ijen in January of this year was accompanied by hauntingly blue lava and flames.
Indonesia is part of the "Pacific Ring of Fire," an area of colliding tectonic plates.
Additional smaller eruptions are a possibility in the next few days.
The last time Mount Kelud erupted was in 2007.
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