Indonesia issues flight warning as volcano erupts on SumatraChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 1, 2019
Indonesian authorities issued a flight warning as Mount Kerinci volcano on Sumatra Island erupted, spewing a column of ash up to 0.8 km into the air, a statement from the energy and mineral resources ministry said on July 31.
Asia Mount Kerinci volcano
Mt. Kerinci is among the more than 100 active volcanoes in Indonesia, a vast archipelagic country home to over 17,500 islands.
Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and a large portion of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. - ■