in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia, over 2,700 people were required to evacuate from their households after a volcano exploded.
The eruption happened from the Mt. IIe Lewotolok volcano and the event affected residents to instantly seek protection. The country has more than 130 active volcanoes and seemingly, it can take months before an eruption can occur.
Raditya Jati, Disaster Mitigation spokeswoman said in a statement that no deaths have been reported so far from approximately 2,780 people from 26 villages have left their homes. The country’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said the area is likely to be covered with poisonous gas, lava streams, and other dangerous factors.
The head of the Center said the volcano’s status has been raised to the country’s four-tier alert system due to the increasing threat. Earlier this month, the Merapi volcano erupted which a similar threat level.