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Mount Raung erupts in East Java, Indonesia

Mount Raung spews volcanic materials as seen from Sumber Arum village in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia, 10 July 2015. A volcanic eruption on Indonesia's Java island has forced the closure of four airports, including those on the popular tourist islands of Bali. Mount Raung, located in East Java province, has been spewing ash and rocks since June, prompting authorities to raise its alert to the second highest level. (EPA/STR)

Mount Raung erupts in East Java, Indonesia

Ash spewing from a volcano on Indonesia's main island of Java sparked chaos for holidaymakers as airports closed and international airlines canceled flights to tourist hotspot Bali, stranding thousands.

Mount Raung in East Java province, about 150 kilometers (95 miles) from Bali's international airport, has been rumbling for several weeks. The level of activity increased in the past week and on Friday it blasted ash and debris 3,800 meters (12,460 feet) into the air. (AP)

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