Mount Baru Jari spews lava

Mount Baru Jari, in West Nusa Tenggara, has been spewing 200-meter-high lava out of its crater, a local Mining and Energy Agency official said Friday.

The 2,800-meter Mount Baru Jari is located in the center of its the crater of Mount Rinjaniand, which is surrounded by the famous Lake Segara Anak.

Heryadi Rachmat, head of the agency, told state news agency Antara that the lava has created a 600-meter-wide flow, which has been going into the lake.

Local authorities have been put an alert status and have banned tourists from climbing Mount Rinjani since increases in volcanic activity were recorded in May. (dre)

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