Eruption of Indonesia's Mt Ibu forces seven villages to evacuate

A volcano on the remote Indonesian island of Halmahera erupted spectacularly, releasing a grey ash cloud into the sky. Authorities mentioned on Sunday that people from seven nearby villages were evacuated. Mt. Ibu erupted on Saturday evening, projecting ash 4 km (2.5 miles) high. Streaks of purple lightning were observed flashing around its crater, as reported by Indonesia's volcanology agency.

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