3 volcanos erupt in Indonesia

While causing delays in flights, the eruptions have caused no injuries or real damage. 

Parts of Indonesia’s skies have darkened after the eruption of three volcanos in the area.

The volcanos – Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island near Bali, the Sinabung on Sumatra Island and Mount Gamalama in the Moluccas chain of islands –  all erupted in the past few days.

There are no reports of injuries or damage, but flights in the area have been disrupted or canceled.

The three volcanos are among some 130 active ones in Indonesia. The country is susceptible to earthquakes and volcanoes because it is situated along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a string of geological faults that line the Pacific Ocean.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency, said that the Gamalama and Sinabung blasts have sent debris high into the air.

Hot ash tumbled down the Sinabung slopes, as far as 2,000 meters southward into a river.

Nugroho said that farms and trees around the three volcanoes were covered in gray ash, but nearby towns and villages were not in danger.

More than 13,000 people have been evacuated in the wake of volcanic eruptions in Indonesia since last year.

By: World Israel News Staff
AP contributed to this report.