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Indonesia's Mount Sangiang eruption hits flights

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 00:19

May.31 - Indonesia's Mount Sangiang volcano erupts causing flights in the Darwin area of Australia to be cancelled because of volcanic ash. Rough cut. (No reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Indonesia's Mount Sangiang erupted on Friday (May 30) although there were no reports of any deaths or injuries Residents of the sparsely-inhabited island where the volcano lies have been advised to keep clear until conditions are declared safe. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) said that ash from the volcano rose to 3,000 metres and was moving eastwards. Australian media reported most flights out of Darwin have been halted because of the ash cloud. Indonesia lies on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" with nearly 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country.

Indonesia's Mount Sangiang eruption hits flights

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 00:19

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