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Malang airport closed due to Tengger eruption

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  /   Fri, December 11, 2015   /  03:50 pm
Malang airport closed due to Tengger eruption Pray for Tengger: Local children from the area around the Tengger Caldera pray to God for safety and protection in 2010. Bromo Mountain is one of five volcanoes in the caldera. Malang airport, located around 70 kilometers from the mountain, was closed on Friday due to the eruption. (Kompas/Heru Sri Kumoro) (Kompas/Heru Sri Kumoro)

Pray for Tengger: Local children from the area around the Tengger Caldera pray to God for safety and protection in 2010. Bromo Mountain is one of five volcanoes in the caldera. Malang airport, located around 70 kilometers from the mountain, was closed on Friday due to the eruption. (Kompas/Heru Sri Kumoro)

Abdurahman Saleh airport in Malang, East Java, has been closed since 9 a.m Friday morning due to volcanic ash spewing from the Tengger caldera.

"Malang airport will be closed starting from today, Friday Dec. 11 at 9.30 a.m until Saturday Dec. 12 at 9.30 a.m, according to our estimates" said Transportation Ministry spokesperson JA Barata in a press statement on Friday.

Barata said that the situation could change at any time, and thus he recommended the public use alternative modes of transportation.

Tengger Massif is in Bromo Tengger National Park, to the east of Malang.

There are five volcanoes inside the Tengger Caldera: Mount Bromo (2,329 m), Mount Batok (2,470 m), Mount Kursi (2,581 m), Mount Watangan (2,661 m) and Mount Widodaren (2,650 m). (ags)(+)

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