Volcanic eruptions can be triggered by weather events

Days of torrential rain shaped Semeru’s catastrophic eruption

People rise motorcycles through a village filled with thick mud and debris.
A number of residents ride motorbikes on a road covered in volcanic ash at the Sumberwuluh village following the eruption of Semeru Mount volcano in Lumajang regency, East Java province, Indonesia, December 6, 2021. A total of 14 people died and dozens were injured as a result of the eruption of Mount Semeru. (Photo by Suryanto/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)