Scientists fear Indonesian volcano eruption is imminent
Mount Kelud volcano in Indonesia's densely populated East Java continued spewing white clouds of smoke Monday, worrying scientists that a major eruption is imminent.
Rising underground magma movement has built up pressure on the blocked crater and damaged essential equipment to monitor water temperature in the volcano's crater lake, according to Volcanologist Umar Rosadi from a nearby monitoring post.
"In the last two days, the significant temperature increase has damaged our monitoring equipment," Rosadi told DPA. "We're no longer able to monitor the water temperature in the crater lake."