Last Updated: Monday, June 2, 2014

Indonesia's Sangean Api Volcano eruption displaces 7,000 – cancels Australian flights


Sangean Api volcano eruption in central Indonesia has forced evacuation of more than 7,000 people, Xinhua reported quoting Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency.

Volcanic ash cloud has also forced the cancellation of all flights from Perth, Australia, to Bali on Monday.

Six international flights from Perth to Denpasar, Indonesia, have been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the volcanic ash cloud.

Volcanic ashes ashes erupted up to 3,000 meters high from the Sangean volcano located in West Nusatenggara province on Friday. Two local airports in West Nusatenggara, the Bima airport and the Tambolaka airport were immediately closed.

Sangeang Api (Gunung Api or Gunung Sangeang) is an active complex volcano on the island of Sangeang in Indonesia.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 1, 2014