Watch: Tangkuban Perahu erupts in Indonesia, thick smoke covers whole area

Devdiscourse News Desk | Jakarta | Updated: 26-07-2019 19:51 IST | Created: 26-07-2019 16:54 IST
Watch: Tangkuban Perahu erupts in Indonesia, thick smoke covers whole area
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Tangkuban Perahu has erupted in Indonesia with thick smoke continued to be seen, according to local media reports. There are no reports of casualties yet but two individuals have reportedly been taken to a hospital. The people have been asked to maintain a distance of about 1.5 kilometers from the crater and be aware of "sudden eruptions."

The domestic flight routes in West Java and the surrounding area are reported to be still safe. The head of Regional Airport Authority has been reported to explain that the domestic flight path does not go through the area around Tangkuban Perahu while the international flights' paths are at a high enough height so that it does not have an impact and if there is an impact of volcanic ash the flight path will be diverted immediately.

The National Disaster Management Agency of Indonesia, BNPB warned the visitors, tourists, and climbers to not go down near the base of the Queen's crater and Upas Crater.

The videos of the phenomenon are being shared by the local people and media organizations where thick smoke can be seen covering the whole area.

Tangkuban perahu is a stratovolcano, situated 30 km north of the city of Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java. The mountain is a popular tourist destination and has a distinctive shape, and looks like an "overturned boat".

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