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Volcano eruption shuts down North Maluku airport, Bali flights remain in chaos

Sultan Babullah airport in Ternate, North Maluku was shut down on Thursday until further notice following the eruption of nearby Mt Gamalama.

Mt Gamalama, Bali.
Mt Gamalama, Bali. Image by Fabio Achilli / CC BY 2.0

The volcano erupted at 9.58am local time, spewing clouds of volcanic ash around 1,500m into the sky. Meanwhile, Virgin Australia delayed Bali flights on Wednesday after another major volcanic eruption at Mount Raung, east Java, on Tuesday night. Read more: thejakartapost.com