Indonesian volcano erupts: Mount Sangiang spews ash into the air, cancelling flights
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Indonesian volcano erupts: Mount Sangiang spews ash into the air, cancelling flights

August 16, 2019


Indonesia’s Mount Sangiang volcano has begun
to erupt, with huge ash clouds rising 3,000 metres into the air and being pushed eastwards. It has left thousands of air passengers in
nearby Australia stranded, with ash meaning the majority of flights in and out of Darwin
Airport have had to be cancelled. We were going to spend a couple of days in
Cairns, but looks like that might be all off now. You’ve got to be flexible, and safety does
come first. While the island of Sangeang Api has had no
permanent residents since an eruption in 1988, farmers nearby have been told to evacuate
the area until conditions are declared safe. Indonesia lies on the so-called “Pacific Ring
of Fire” with nearly 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country.

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  1. Our planet is alive. It's a living breathing organism. oh darn it, I dropped my fries… what was I saying…

  2. I'm curious to know why that "UFO shaped cloud" isn't being affected by the cloud of smoke being produced by the volcano.

  3. Why they always like to trap passengers in the airports in case of disaster?! Isn't safer to let them go home before things gets worse…you can always tell the pilots to fly away from the smoke, not through the smoke…I am truly grateful that I have never been through such a situation…

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