Jambi (ANTARA News) - Mount Kerinci in Jambi province sent thick smoke up to 200 meters into the sky over the past few days, causing anxiety to residents living on the volcano`s slope.

"The volcano had normal activity earlier. No thick smoke spewed from its crater," Syaipul, a resident of Kayu Aro village, said on Sunday.

Although the volcano spewed thick smoke, most of the local residents carry out their activities as usual, he said.

"I am rather worried about what is going to happen. But we continue to work as usual," he said.

Head of the volcano`s observatory post Indra confirmed that the volcano sent a billow of smoke to the sky.

A billow of smoke will become clearer if no cloud cover the volcano, he said.


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