Dieng Volcano
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Dieng volcano.
Chief of Geological Disaster Mitigation and Volcanology Agency, Surono, said Dieng Mountain in Central Java has seen increasing activities in the past few days as poisonous gas starts spewing into the air.

The Indonesian Red Cross has evacuated inhabitants living in four villages of Sumberejo, Serang, Kaliputih and Simbung. This causes tourists to avoid coming to the area.

A staff at a homestay in Dieng said, "Some cancellations are indeed made. Tourists called off visits after being informed of the volcanic activities," said Dwiyono who, like many Indonesians, uses one name.

He believed tourist attractions in Dieng are still secure since the Timbang Crater, which produces carbon dioxide, is located 12 kilometers away from the said spots.