Slamet: Increase of warning level

The volcano Slamet is located on the Indonesian island Java and last erupted in 2014. Now the PVMGB has raised the warning level of the volcano to “2”. The reason for this is a significant increase in seismic activity: between 1 June and 8 August, 51511 weak earthquakes were recorded in connection with magma rise. Kasbani, the chief volcanologist of Indonesia, explained that a large amount of magma had accumulated and that the energy in the volcano was high. Magmatic eruptions are imminent and a 2 km exclusion zone has been established around the crater.