The Ibu volcano, in eastern Indonesia, erupted on May 13 and released a column of smoke and ash 5,000 meters high that is moving westward, indicated the Indonesian Institute of Volcanology (Magma).

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Mount Ibu, about 1,325 meters high and located on the island of Halmahera in the province of North Maluku, erupted at 9:12 am on Sundayaccording to Magma in a statement.

The institute stated that the cloud of ash and smoke is dense and gray and raised the alert for aviation to the maximum red level.

The authorities asked that no one approach a radius of less than 3 kilometers and established a broader restriction of 5 kilometers in the northern area of ​​the volcano, where the active crater is located.

Likewise, the volcanological institute recommended the use of a mask and protective glasses for people who go outside in areas near the volcano.

Indonesia is home to more than 400 volcanoes, of which at least 129 remain active and 65 are classified as dangerous.

The Indonesian archipelago sits within the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of ​​great seismic and volcanic activity that is shaken by about 7,000 earthquakes a year, most of them of small magnitude.

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At least 43 dead and 15 missing after floods and cold lava in Indonesia

And the eruption of the Ibu volcano took place in the midst of the emergency in Indonesia due to flooding and the outpouring of cold lava from the Marapi volcano, one of the most active in the country. There are at least 43 people dead and 15 are missing.

Rescue teams scoured the areas affected by the floods, which damaged dozens of homes and public buildings in several districts, looking for survivors in this area.


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