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Mount Kelud Spews Ash: East Java

Indonesia’s Mount Kelud volcano spewed ash on Sunday as clouds and fog turned daytime to dusk, sharply reducing visibility in the area. The volcano had spewed ash about 500 metres into the air, a day after confusion over whether it had already started erupting. An estimated 350,000 people live within 10 km (6 miles) of the volcano, which is about 90 km southwest of Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city and one of its busiest airports. Kelud, also known as Kelut, means “sweeper” in Javanese, a reference to the fact that when it erupts, it sweeps away everything in its path.