Sunday, December 03, 2023

Indonesia volcano erupts spewing ash into sky

Mount Marapi

A volcano in western Indonesia erupted Sunday, belching a column of ash around three kilometers into the sky, officials said.

Ash from Mount Marapi on the island of Sumatra was observed 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) above its peak, according to Hendra Gunawan, head of Indonesia’s Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties after the eruption at 2:54 pm local time (0754 GMT).

“The column of ash was observed in grey color with thick intensity leaning toward the east,” Gunawan said in a statement.

“The eruption is still ongoing.”[AFP]

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