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Indonesia airport near volcano closed after eruptions

18 April 2024
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2024-04-18 16:56

Indonesia’s Mount Ruang started erupting on Tuesday. Officials raised its alert level to the highest of a four-tiered system and warned falling debris could cause a tsunami after four more eruptions on Wednesday.
The nearest Indonesian “Sam Ratulangi” international airport to a volcano that erupted five times in recent days has been ordered closed for 24 hours due to volcanic ash, the transport ministry said on Thursday.
The airport hosts airlines that fly to Singapore as well as cities in South Korea and China. Its closure began Wednesday at 7:26 pm local time and will continue until Thursday evening, the transport ministry statement said.

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