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Indonesia: Mount Bromo erupts, spews ash high into the sky01:12

Indonesia: Mount Bromo erupts, spews ash high into the sky

Indonesia, Bromo Tengger National Park
December 13, 2015 at 15:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Indonesia's Mount Bromo, situated in Bromo Tengger National Park, erupted on Sunday, covering the skyline over East Java province with thick clouds of smoke and ash. The eruption has put local residents on high alert as the volcano shows no sign of stopping.

The eruption prompted meticulous monitoring from local authorities as the height of the ash cloud reached 600 metres (1969ft) on Sunday.

Local residents have yet to be evacuated however those living along the watershed in Bromo Caldera have been warned to stay extra vigilant due to the rainy season which is expected to inflame the volcanoes lava flow activity.

The airport that serves Malang has been closed since Friday morning due to volcanic activity in the Bromo Tengger National Park.

Indonesia: Mount Bromo erupts, spews ash high into the sky01:12
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Indonesia's Mount Bromo, situated in Bromo Tengger National Park, erupted on Sunday, covering the skyline over East Java province with thick clouds of smoke and ash. The eruption has put local residents on high alert as the volcano shows no sign of stopping.

The eruption prompted meticulous monitoring from local authorities as the height of the ash cloud reached 600 metres (1969ft) on Sunday.

Local residents have yet to be evacuated however those living along the watershed in Bromo Caldera have been warned to stay extra vigilant due to the rainy season which is expected to inflame the volcanoes lava flow activity.

The airport that serves Malang has been closed since Friday morning due to volcanic activity in the Bromo Tengger National Park.

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