Sangeang Api Volcano Explosive Eruption

Sangeang Api volcano explosive eruption, May 30, 2014
The plume captured by professional photographer Sofyan Efendi during a commercial flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo

Sangeang Api (Sang Hyang Api), an active volcano complex on the island of Sangeang in Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia explosively erupt on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm local time. The plume is estimated to be ~2-3 km high and disperse to the southeast. The island is an uninhabited island, although people cultivate the land for agriculture at the slope of the volcano, but they have been told to evacuate the island prior to the eruption. The authorities had put the volcano on high alert since June 2013. The ashes from the eruptions is reported to reach Australia, causing Darwin airport to shuts and creating flight chaos across Australia.

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