Volcano erupts on Sulawesi, Indonesian island hit by earthquakes, tsunami

Volcano erupts on Sulawesi, Indonesian island hit by earthquakes, tsunami
Volcano erupts on Sulawesi Is., Oct 2018. Social media video

[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.

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