My country has 127 active volcanoes –it makes Indonesia the country with the largest amount of active volcanoes worldwide. Based on the current news, 22 of them are in above normal status condition. Recently, Thursday night last week (Feb 13, 2014) exactly, the Kelud Mountain (Blitar, Kediri, Malang, East Java, Indonesia) erupted. While the Sinabung Mountain (Karo, North Sumatra) has started its long eruption since months ago –after sleeping for 400 years.
The pics below weren’t mine. I live in Bogor, West Java; my city didn’t affected by the Kelud and the Sinabung explosion. I want to share here two volcanic lightning phenomena that seen during the big explosion of two volcanoes. Scary but also amazing.
|image:news.liputan6.com The Kelud eruption (East Java)|
Volcanic lightning occurred on the top of both mountains -between other exploded materials. Not every eruption will create such lighting.
Allow me to share here again the Slamet Mountain that can be seen from my husband’s hometown (Bumiayu, Brebes, Central Java). I captured this mountain smoke in one morning years ago. It’s spreading smoke; but the condition is still normal active until now. People there said the mountain only coughing. Last eruption occurred at 13 July 1988. Really hope the volcano keeps dormant for long time ahead.
|The Slamet -normal active- mountain (Central Java)|