Mount Ulawun volcano in PNG erupts

Mount Ulawun volcano in north-eastern PNG has erupted, spewing ash high into the air before easing, with no injuries reported.

The plumes were estimated to have travelled 3,000 metres into the air, prompting a warning to airline pilots in the area.

“Ash plumes from the eruption were blown to the north-west side of the volcano resulting in very fine ashfall in some places, including Ulamona Mission, and further downwind at Lolobau Island,” the Geohazards Management Division said.

The volatile volcano is situated on the remote Bismarck Archipelago chain to the north of the country.

A series of eruptions in 2019 forced thousands of people to flee their homes.

In Brief / Radio Australia

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