Volcano erupts in Indonesia

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An active volcano has erupted in Indonesia, spewing ash up to two kilometres into the air.

Ash from Mount Baru Jari on Lombok island, near Bali, has damaged crops but the volcano is not threatening villagers.

It erupted three times from Saturday night until early Sunday according to Mutaharlin, the island’s volcano monitoring official.

Lava flowed into a lake, pushing its temperature to 35 degrees Celsius, up from 21 degrees Celsius, while smoke spread 12 kilometres.