Lava Flows From Indonesian Volcano

Indonesia Volcano

Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Idhad Zakaria) The Associated Press

(AP) – In this photo by Idhad Zakaria, lava erupts from Indonesia’s Mount Slamet volcano early Thursday morning as seen from Pandansari village in Central Java province. Ash has fallen on some villages and activity is banned within 4 kilometers of the peak. Authorities have made preparations to move nearly 24,000 residents from seven villages that are within 6 kilometers of the crater, if Slamet becomes more dangerous. Indonesia has about 130 active volcanos and Java is its most densely populated island, home to more than half of the country’s 240 million people.