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Fadli Taha (45 years old) with a photo of his family in front of his house which was buried by hot clouds from Mount Semeru in Sumberwuluh Village, Lumajang, East Java, Tuesday 7 December 2021. ANTARA FOTO/Zabur Karuru/foc.

Why did the early warning system fail to save the lives of residents around Mount Semeru?

To answer this question, it’s important to understand how PVMBG of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources classify the physical events of Semeru and the corresponding alert level.
Men cross the front of the still smoking lava rocks from an eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo on May 23, 2021 in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. GUERCHOM NDEBO/AFP via Getty Images

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo: its health effects will be felt for a long time

Nyiragongo is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of its fast-moving lava. It can flow at a speed of about 100km per hour.
Seismic shockwaves after a meteorite’s collision could affect systems all over the planet. solarseven/Shutterstock.com

More bad news for dinosaurs: Chicxulub meteorite impact triggered global volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor

Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite’s crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet’s history.
The eruption of Mount Agung viewed from Muncan Village in Karangasem district, Bali, on November 28, 2017. Muhammad Fauzy Chaniago/AAP

Here’s how to keep up with the latest on Mt Agung, the Bali volcano

The world watches and waits to see what will happen next at Bali’s Mt Agung, an active volcano.

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