Indonesia’s Ibu volcano erupts, throwing ash up to 5 km

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Indonesia's Ibu volcano erupts, throwing ash up to 5 km

Ibu volcano on Indonesia's Maluku island erupted on Wednesday, throwing thick gray volcanic ash as high as 5,000 meters above its peak, said the country's Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, reported Xinhua.

"It erupted at 1:45 p.m. local time, lasting four minutes 43 seconds," said Richard Chaniago, an officer at the Ibu volcano observation post.

This volcano, which stands 1,325 meters above sea level, is currently at the third danger level, one level before its highest.

Authority urged people not to conduct activities within a radius of 3 km from the crater and 5 km from the northern crater, and remember to wear masks and glasses when outside.


  1. JennyEager says

    How often does the Ibu volcano erupt? Is it safe for the residents living nearby?

    1. PeterInquisitive says

      It seems that the Ibu volcano has been quite active lately, with this recent eruption reaching up to 5 km. The frequency of its eruptions can vary, but it’s crucial for the residents living nearby to stay vigilant and follow the authorities’ instructions for their safety.

  2. EmilyJohnson says

    As a regular reader of news about natural disasters, I find it concerning to hear about the eruption of Ibu volcano in Indonesia. It is crucial that authorities provide clear guidance and warnings to ensure the safety of people living in the affected areas. I hope the situation can be managed effectively to avoid any harm to the local population.

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