[Ed. – This sounds…fairly big. Hard to judge as a non-expert. The latest update I saw on the tsunami death toll was well over 1,200, with the government expecting it to get a lot worse.]
A volcano erupted on Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air.
Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island spewed a massive column of ash more than 6000 metres into the sky. No evacuations were immediately ordered.
A government volcanologist said it’s possible the eruption was accelerated by the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck on Friday.