Indonesia closes island airport after volcano erupts

December 19, 2014 10:16 AM

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Indonesia closes island airport after volcano erupts

JAKARTA: Indonesia temporarily closed a domestic airport Friday after a volcano in the country's east erupted, spewing plumes of ash hundreds of metres into the air, officials said.

The volcano, Mount Gamalama -- which forms the entire island of Ternate in North Maluku province -- erupted late Thursday and was still coughing up ash the following day.

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