Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency has evacuated approximately 1,000 tourists after a volcano on the Indonesian island of Lombok erupted unexpectedly on Tuesday, shooting a 6,560-foot column of ash into the sky.
No injuries have been reported from the eruption that took place on Mount Barujari, a small mountain within Mount Rinjani, one of the most active volcanoes in the region. Approximately 50 climbers are yet to be accounted for, but they are believed to be safe. Located on the famed Pacific Ring of Fire, with more than 130 active volcanoes, Indonesia experiences a great many eruptions, particularly in the past few years.
“Hundreds of tourists have exited Mount Rinjani and they are in good condition,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the Disaster Mitigation Agency, told the Associated Press on Wednesday. READ MORE.