Indonesian Volcano Mt. Slamet Erupts After Four Days of Quiet

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

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Indonesian volcano Mount Slamet erupted again Wednesday after four days of quiet. The volcano, dormant since 2009, began erupting again in late August prompting authorities to raise alert levels in the area.

While the eruption was not considered to be a large one, a nearby forest was razed and authorities have blocked off a 2.5 mile radius in case of increased activity. Residents have otherwise remained calm in the region.