Ibu Volcano

  • 14 May 2024

On 13th May 2024, Indonesia's Ibu volcano, located on the remote island of Halmahera, erupted, sending thick columns of grey ash several kilometres into the sky.

  • This eruption follows a smaller one recorded on 10th May, maintaining the volcano's alert status at the second-highest level.
  • Authorities have prohibited all activities within a five-kilometre radius of the volcano to ensure public safety.
  • Residents near the volcano are advised to wear masks and glasses if ash begins to rain down.
  • Indonesia, located on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," is prone to volcanic activity, with 127 active volcanoes across the country. Recent eruptions, including North Sulawesi's Ruang volcano and Sumatra's Marapi volcano, highlight the ongoing volcanic threat in the region.