According to visitor data from Mount Rinjani National Park, there were 333 foreign tourists and 56 domestic tourists entering the national park between Sunday and Tuesday. Usually people visit the area to climb mountains in the area. On Tuesday Mount Barujari began erupting, spewing volcanic ash some 2,000 meters above its crater. So far there have not been any reports of injuries or fatalities.

Being located on the Pacific Ring of Fire Indonesia has to cope with the constant risk of volcanic eruptions. It is estimated that Indonesia has some 129 active volcanoes and there occurs at least one big volcano eruption per year, on average.

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