Volcanic ash disrupts airport services in Indonesia

Mount Gamalama spewing volcanic ash on the eastern Indonesian island of Ternate, North Maluku province, yesterday. The ash cloud from the erupting volcano reached a height of 1,000m, disrupting services at the Sultan Babullah airport for about 21/2 h
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Mount Gamalama spewing volcanic ash on the eastern Indonesian island of Ternate, North Maluku province, yesterday. The ash cloud from the erupting volcano reached a height of 1,000m, disrupting services at the Sultan Babullah airport for about 2-1/2 hours, according to an Indonesian official.

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