Indonesia’s Mount Ibu erupts as disaster agency warns of possible floods, cold lava flow

JAKARTA: A volcano on Indonesia’s eastern Halmahera island erupted on Saturday, spewing an ash plume five kilometers high, the country’s volcanology agency (PVMBG) said, while its disaster agency warned of possible flash floods and cold lava flows. Mount Ibu’s eruption at 11:03 a.m. (02:03 GMT) follows a string of eruptions in May after authorities saw an uptick in volcanic activity that began in April, prompting the evacuation of seven nearby villages.

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