Shock video of Indonesian volcano erupting at dawn: Authorities order evacuation of area

Indonesia's Mount Ibu has erupted again

He Mount Ibu Indonesia erupted again on Tuesday morning, video footage shows lack of time Volcanology Institute of the country. In the pictures you can see a column of exposure coming from the crater and it represents the sunrise in the area.

The video summarizes in seconds the 50 minutes that dawn began at 5:37 a.m. local time. West Halmahera, Province Northern molluscs.

Tuesday's initial eruption sent ash 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) into the air, according to information shared by the agency.

Officials have recommended a seven-kilometer (4.35-mile) perimeter be cleared.

Tuesday's explosion was the latest in a series since May that led authorities to evacuate seven nearby towns, although Tuesday's incident did not force any new evacuations, disaster agency BNPB said.

Lightning is seen in the middle of a storm as volcanic material spews during an eruption of the Ibu volcano from Kam ic in West Halmahera, North Maluku province, Indonesia. Reuters

He Mount Ibu Indonesia spewed thick clouds of red lava and ash as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) during a two-minute eruption Tuesday morning.

The eruption spewed thick ash towards the western and northwestern flanks of the volcano, he said. Muhammad WafidHead of the Indonesian Geological Agency.

Time-lapse video distributed by Indonesia Geological Institute The top of the volcano shows red sparks, followed by a thick column of ash.

The video was recorded from an observation post located next to the evacuation site in a field in the village of Com IC. Several evacuation tents were set up nearby.

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Mount Ibu has continued to erupt almost every day since early May. Indonesian authorities have raised the eruption alert to the highest level following a series of eruptions, with thousands of deep-seated volcanic earthquakes and a significant increase in visual activity at Mount Ibu.

Indonesia's Mount Ibu has erupted again

Officials urged people to stay at least 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) away from the 1,325-meter (4,347-foot) volcano.

Indonesia, home to 270 million people, has 120 active volcanoes. It is prone to volcanic activity because it lies along the “Ring of Fire”, a series of horseshoe-shaped seismic faults. Pacific Ocean.

(With information from AP and Reuters)

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