Volcano Erupts on Same Indonesian Island as Earlier Quake
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano has erupted in central Indonesia and authorities have warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province spewed ash 6,000 meters into the sky Wednesday morning. The eruption status was raised from an alert to standby 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the summit and up to 6.5 kilometers to the west-southwest. Standby status means people should avoid the area nearest the volcano and have masks available in the event of ashfall.
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