Indonesia’s Ibu volcano erupts twice, spewing red-hot lava

Indonesia's Ibu volcano erupts twice, spewing red-hot lava

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Mount Ibu volcano erupted again on Thursday ( Jun 6), firing red bright lava and mountains into the night sky and triggering a stunning display of volcanic thunder, the country’s geological company PVMBG said.

Heruningtyas Desi Purnamasari, an official at PVMBG, reported to Reuters that the 1, 325 metre-high mountain on the eastern area of Halmahera erupted half on Thursday.

According to PVMBG video, the first explosion occurred at 1.30am native time, spewing electric lava and stones as lightning flashes lit up its volcano.

The following explosion was at 7.46am nearby day for two days, shooting volcanic dust as high as 1, 200m. Pictures from PVMBG revealed that clouds of grey dust drew into the clouds from the crater.

Heruningtyas said the volcano’s call status is still at stage four or the highest.

Any activities confined to a radius of 7 km from the crater were prohibited by the company.

The latest explosion in a line to occur since May was on Thursday. On Tuesday, the Ibu volcano erupted, spewing 5 km of gray ashes into the sky.

Since May 16, authorities have evacuated seven nearby villages, but there is n’t any new evacuation planned after the most recent eruption.

Indonesia sits on the geologically active Pacific” Ring of Fire” and has 127 active volcanoes.

More than 12, 000 people were forced to flee last month as a result of the explosion of Ruang mountain in North Sulawesi state.

Next month, at least 60 people died as a result of flash floods and warm lava flows from Mount Marapi, one of West Sumatra’s most active volcanoes.