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Indonesia: Mount Raung volcano spews out huge ash cloud over East Java00:59

Indonesia: Mount Raung volcano spews out huge ash cloud over East Java

Indonesia, Bondowoso Regency
July 22, 2015 at 02:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

A massive ash cloud created by the eruption of the Mount Raung volcano enshrouded large parts of central Indonesia, Wednesday, causing mass disruption to flight paths in East Java and the island of Bali for the third time in a month.

Government specialists have stated that Mount Raung, located in eastern Java, was shooting out ash an estimated 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) into the air on Wednesday, covering local villages in a layers of ash. Due to strong winds, the ash cloud spread to neighbouring Bali causing a reported 37 flights to be cancelled during peak holiday season. Two small airports on Java were also shut down because of the cloud.

Emissions from Raung have already caused Bali's international airport to be closed twice earlier in the month, leading to almost 900 flights being cancelled or delayed.

Indonesia: Mount Raung volcano spews out huge ash cloud over East Java00:59
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A massive ash cloud created by the eruption of the Mount Raung volcano enshrouded large parts of central Indonesia, Wednesday, causing mass disruption to flight paths in East Java and the island of Bali for the third time in a month.

Government specialists have stated that Mount Raung, located in eastern Java, was shooting out ash an estimated 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) into the air on Wednesday, covering local villages in a layers of ash. Due to strong winds, the ash cloud spread to neighbouring Bali causing a reported 37 flights to be cancelled during peak holiday season. Two small airports on Java were also shut down because of the cloud.

Emissions from Raung have already caused Bali's international airport to be closed twice earlier in the month, leading to almost 900 flights being cancelled or delayed.

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