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April 30, 2024 12:11 PM

Indonesia’s Ruang volcano erupts again, alert status at highest

Indonesia's Ruang volcano off the island of Sulawesi erupted on Tuesday, spewing ash and lava, after an eruption earlier this month led to hundreds of evacuations and an airport closure. The country's Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) raised the alert level to the highest following the morning eruption, urging residents not to get near the volcano, according to its website. The island of Ruang in the province of North Sulawesi is home to more than 800 residents, m...

April 18, 2024 2:53 PM

Indonesian volcano eruption forces evacuations, airport closure

Indonesia shut a provincial airport and evacuated hundreds of people from the vicinity of the Ruang volcano after it belched explosive plumes of lava, rocks and ash for days, officials said on Thursday, declaring the highest alert on the situation. Wednesday's dramatic eruption of the volcano on a remote island in the province of North Sulawesi threw a fiery-red column of lava, incandescent rock and ash as much as three km (two miles) into the sky. Purple flashes of lightning rent the sky abov...

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