Mount Rinjani erupts sending a column of ash rising up to 2 km in the sky – Lombok international airport disturbed

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Mount Rinjani on Lombok, Indonesia, erupted on September 27, 2016 sending a column of ash rising up to 2 km in the sky.

The plume of ashes enveloped Mataram city and hampered flight at the Lombok international airport.

The eruption took place at 14:45 local time.

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The cloud of ash is spreading southwest of the crater and fall down on the provincial capital of Mataram city.

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International flights at the Lombok international airport have been disturbed since then.

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Authorities are preparing more than 300,000 masks for local people.

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Indonesia has more than 16,500 islands and 129 active volcanoes. One of them just exploded today!

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