Indonesia: Ash fired 6km into sky as Mount Merapi erupts

Java's Mount Merapi shot out a towering plume of ash around six kilometres (four miles) high on Friday after an eruption lasting around two minutes, according to authorities. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the volcano's alert status, raised last month from the lowest level, is unchanged and a three kilometre (1.8-mile) no-go zone around the crater remains in force. It said the... Еще eruption at 8:20am local time caused no panic and the nearby Adi Sucipto Yogyakarta International Airport remains open. The mountain is around 30 kilometres (18 miles) from centre of Yogyakarta city on the densely populated island of Java. Some 250,000 people live within a 10-kilometre (six mile) radius of the volcano.

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