Major explosive eruption of Sangeang Api volcano - Sunda Islands, Indonesia

A major explosive eruption occurred at Indonesian Sangeang Api volcano around 08:30 UTC today. A subplinian eruption column quickly rose to an estimated 15 – 20 km (50 – 65 000 ft) altitude and drifted several hundred km to the east and southeast. Aviation color code is on red.Ash fall was reported in areas up to 30 km downwind from the volcano, VolcanoDiscovery reports.Luckily, the island itself is largely uninhabited although visted by farmers who cultivate some land.Evacuations were ordered within 1.5 km radius from the volcano. Di atas pesawat menuju Labuan Bajo, salah satu tim redaksi @areamagz @johnindra, melihat lgsg letusan Gunung Sangiang pic.twitter.com/scKdtTS6nk— AREA Magazine (@areamagz) May 30, 2014Pray For #Sangiang #Bima #NTB [foto lasso:1)… »

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