Indonesia's Mount Ibu erupts again, forcing hundreds to evacuate

17 May 2024
2024-05-17 15:34

Hundreds of people living near an erupting volcano in eastern Indonesia have been evacuated after authorities raised its alert status to the highest level, an official said on Friday.

Authorities raised the alert status for Mount Ibu, located on remote Halmahera Island, to the highest level of a four-tiered system on Thursday after recording two huge eruptions for the second day in a row. Authorities advised residents and tourists to stay out of the four-to-seven-kilometer exclusion zone and to wear a face mask in case of falling ash.

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