Volcano erupts in central Indonesia, spewing ash
JAKARTA (AP) - One of Indonesia's most active volcanos has erupted, shooting ash and smoke nearly 1km into the sky.
State volcanology official Kristianto says Mount Soputan on central Indonesia's Sulawesi island erupted on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr Kristianto, who uses one name, says there is no plan for an immediate evacuation since the nearest villages are outside the danger area of about 6.5km from the crater.
Mount Soputan is about 2,160km north-east of Jakarta. It last erupted in July last year, causing no casualties.