Mt Ibu Erupts Again in Indonesia Spewing Ash 5 Km Into Air

Mount Ibu, a volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted on Monday. During the eruption, it created a large ash tower more than five kilometres high in the sky.

No damage or casualties were immediately reported. Authorities said this eruption in the Halmahera island in North Maluku province was one of the biggest eruptions in recent months.

Authorities urged residents of nearby regions to wear facemasks and glasses when going outdoors to protect against falling volcanic ash.

Mt Ibu is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanos, and it erupted more than 21,000 times in 2023.

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity as it is on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”.

Last month, Mount Ruang in North Sulawesi province erupted more than half a dozen times. Thousands of residents of nearby islands were evacuated. Around 800 residents of Ruang island have been permanently relocated.

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