JAKARTA, Jan. 27 — RIA Novosti, Mikhail Tsyganov. Several flights canceled on Thursday scheduled flights on the most busy air routes in Indonesia, which connects the capital Jakarta and the world-famous resort island of Bali, after a powerful ejection of ash from the volcano Bromo, located in the eastern part of Java, said on Thursday the newspaper Jakarta Globe.
"Some airlines due to emissions of ash from Bromo decided to redirect their flights or return them to the place of departure" — official representative of the Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia Bambang Erwan (Bambang Ervan).
Estimated to Indonesian media, this measure prevented the departure from Bali about 1.3 thousand passengers airlines Air France, KLM, Cathay Pacific, Jetstar, ValueAir and Virgin Blue.
Bromo, known as the most beautiful mountain of fire in Indonesia, where the only active volcanoes, there are over a hundred, on Thursday threw into the air a large cloud of ash, which, according to Indonesian volcanologists, however, poses no threat to local residents.
According to employees of Jakarta International Airport, the situation with flights to normal on Friday.
Bromo is relatively small and is located far from the nearest major population centers — in the center of the rest of the ancient supervolcano eruption of the caldera on a high plateau Tenger. In the XX century the volcano erupted three times, and its last eruption in 2004 killed two people.
Late last year, the Centre of Volcanology and reduce geological risks (TSVSGR) Indonesia has raised the level of anxiety out there in the second ("alarm") immediately prior to the fourth ("watch out!"), Omitting the third, and forbade him to approach the crater closer than three kilometers. Indonesian authorities as a precautionary measure in early December was closed for several days, the airport is located to the west of the city of Malang Bromo.
But then Bromo calmed down, the level of anxiety on the slopes of the volcano has been reduced to a third, and release on Thursday have not yet led to a revision of the status.
World's largest Indonesian archipelago is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers. In the region of Indonesia plates that form the bottom of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, but with the Asian. Advancing to the last denser oceanic tectonic plate under enormous pressure down to the mantle of the world and at a depth of about 100 kilometers below the surface begin to melt, resulting in the release of the resulting molten lava. Therefore, the length of the Indonesian part of Ring of Fire (3.218 thousand kilometers) are volcanoes.