The Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted Friday at 1 p.m. local time, (11 p.m. EDT,) sending up volcanic ash 65,000 feet in the air.

The major eruption is the first of its kind in almost 11 years.


Manam Volcano ERUPTS 2

Volcanic ash was sent 19,812 meters (65,000 feet) into the air as a result of the eruption,the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported in an volcanic ash advisory. The plume was moving to the southwest but was spreading out in all directions. h/t accuweather

The Manam volcano is 1,807 meters (5,927 feet) high.

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