Volcano Erupts in Indonesia

Mount Semeru, the tallest mountain on Indonesia’s island of Java, erupted yesterday. There are no immediate reports of casualties; however, almost 2,000 people are evacuating and many roads are closed. Semeru sent a column of ash 9.3 miles into the sky. Java, home of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, is the world’s most populous island with more than 140 million people.

Semeru also erupted last year, killing more than 50 people.

Why disasters: The eruption could have been much more catastrophic. When such disasters take place, many wonder if there is any higher meaning to them. Questions like “Why did this happen? Where is God in these crises?” are often asked. The Trumpet’s free booklet Why ‘Natural’ Disasters? answers these questions and many more. Request your copy today.