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Indonesia’s Mount Ibu erupts, spewing ash clouds

Indonesia’s Ibu volcano on the remote island of Halmahera erupted on Monday (May 13) morning, spewing thick columns of grey ash several kilometres into the sky, the country’s volcanology agency said.

The volcano erupted at 9.12 a.m. (0012 GMT) for about five minutes, projecting ash into the sky as high as 5 km (3.1 miles), officials said. A smaller eruption was also recorded at the volcano on Friday (May 10).

The alert status of the volcano remains unchanged at the second-highest level, Hendra Gunawan, head of the country’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) said in a statement.

No evacuation of residents has been reported so far.

(Reuters)

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