Indonesia’s Ibu volcano erupts as agency warns local aviation authorities

Indonesia's Ibu volcano erupts as agency warns local aviation authorities

The island’s distant Indonesian island of Halmahera erupted on May 27 and emitted a gray ash cloud 6 kilometers into the sky, according to the nation’s volcanology agency, which also issued a warning to local authorities directing local flights.

This comes after a number of volcanoes this month after specialists noticed an increase in volcanic action since April, which has caused evacuations of people from seven adjacent villages.

The agency noted that the eruption occurred at 3am native time and recommended that a 7km radius become cleared.” The ash column is seen to be solid and dark and moving westward.

The volcano emitted thick, thick ash that thickened and ultimately obscured it, according to footage that the agency provided on Monday.

The company also issued a “red” color code warning to local aviation regulators on Monday, the agency’s highest alert ever for dust exceeding 6 kilometers in height, according to its website.

It had previously raised the volcano’s call amount to the highest amount on May 16th.

Ibu’s activities follow a series of eruptions of different volcanoes in Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific” Ring of Fire” and has 127 active volcanoes.

Following heavy rain on May 11, a total of 62 people were killed and 10 are also missing in some nearby districts as a result of Mount Marapi, one of West Sumatra province’s most active volcano.

In recent months North Sulawesi’s Ruang volcano has erupted, spewing light magma. Authorities had to leave more than 12 000 people from a nearby island as a result of the explosion.