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No ash clouds over Brunei airspace: Met Dept

The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) on Friday said that that ash clouds from the eruption of Mount Ruang in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, are no longer present in Brunei Darussalam’s airspace.

The eruption, which occurred at 9:45 pm on April 16, 2024, saw Mount Ruang, standing at 725 meters above sea level, emit ash clouds, impacting air quality and visibility in nearby areas.

According to the latest update from the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre received at 1:30 pm on Friday, the ash clouds from the volcano are no longer observed over Brunei Darussalam’s airspace.

A ship from Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) is anchored at the port on Tagulandang island in Sitaro, North Sulawesi on April 19, 2024, as the Mount Ruang volcano is seen in the background spewing smoke. PHOTO: AFP

The BDMD assured that it would continue to provide updated information on the status of the Mount Ruang volcanic eruption received from the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, particularly if there are potential impacts on the country’s airspace.