Sangeang Api erupts in Indonesia Friday, May 30, 2014.
After a major eruption on May 30, 2014 at 3:55 p.m. local time, the Sangeang Api volcano sent a distinctive flying saucer-like white ring of pyroclastic smoke high into the air with an enormous plume. Pilots in the area reported seeing the cloud rising to 65,000 feet, spreading over a 25 mile area.
— Bang Bim (@Bambang_Bimawan) May 30, 2014
Flights to Bali were cancelled Saturday night after a huge volcanic ash cloud from the Sangeang Api volcano shut down Darwin International Airport on Saturday. The enormous cloud moved into West Australia and caused the grounding of planes at East Kimberley Regional Airport.
— Plane Finder (@planefinder) May 31, 2014
Sangeang Api is known to have erupted 19 times from 1512 until May 2014. The most recent eruption before May 2014 was 1988/1989.
Sangeang Api volcano (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): major explosive eruption with ash to 15-20 km altitude [Click here for update] A major …
— Emergency Alerts (@emergencyglobal) May 31, 2014
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