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Indonesia’s Mount Ibu erupts, spewing thick ash and dark clouds into the sky

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Indonesia's Mount Ibu erupts, spewing thick ash and dark clouds into the sky
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mount Ibu, a volcano in Indonesia’s North Maluku province, erupted on Monday, spewing thick gray ash and darkish clouds 5,000 meters (16,400 ft) into the sky for 5 minutes, officers mentioned.

“The volcanic earthquakes are nonetheless intense so there’s a potential for a future eruption,” Hendra Gunawan, chief of the Heart for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation mentioned.

After an eruption on Friday, the middle raised the alert stage for the volcano from 2 to three, the second-highest stage, which widens the radius of the realm which must be vacated. Native authorities have ready evacuation tents, however no evacuation order has been reported but.

Officers suggested residents and vacationers to not conduct any actions inside 5 kilometers (3 miles) of Mount Ibu’s crater. Greater than 13,000 folks stay inside a 5-kilometer (3-mile) radius of the northern facet of the crater, Gunawan mentioned.

The 1,325-meter (4,347-foot) volcano is on the northwest coast of the distant island of Halmahera.

Indonesia, an archipelago of 270 million folks, has 120 energetic volcanoes. It’s vulnerable to volcanic exercise as a result of it sits alongside the “Ring of Fireplace,” a horseshoe-shaped collection of seismic fault traces across the Pacific Ocean.

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