Indonesia volcano spews clouds of ash

Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku, erupted last Thursday, spewing clouds of volcanic ash about 1,500m into the sky. The local airport was closed and more than 1,500 residents living in the vicinity of the Indonesian volcano were moved to a temp
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Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku, erupted last Thursday, spewing clouds of volcanic ash about 1,500m into the sky. The local airport was closed and more than 1,500 residents living in the vicinity of the Indonesian volcano were moved to a temporary evacuation centre.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2015, with the headline 'Indonesia volcano spews clouds of ash'. Print Edition | Subscribe