▲ Up
 
14:47 03-05-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanMongoliaWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, locals evacuated

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea, the AP reported.

Authorities in the South Pacific nation had evacuated communities close to Mount Tavurvur which erupted early Friday in Rabaul district on New Britain Island, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement.

Residents of Rabaul town, the provincial capital, had been advised to remain indoors to avoid falling ash, the statement said.

Local resident David Flinn told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that the volcano was emitting steam and occasionally boomed. Flinn said about one centimeter (half an inch) of ash covered surrounding areas.

Qantas Airways said the ash cloud from the volcano had prompted minor alterations to flight paths between Sydney and Tokyo and between Sydney and the Chinese city of Shanghai.

The volcano, which is one of the most active in the region, destroyed the town of Rabaul in 1994 when it erupted simultaneously with nearby Mount Vulcan.

1 Снимок экрана от 2014-08-29 12:54:48


Twitterfacebookprint
12:49 29.08.2014
LATEST NEWS
13:26 North Korean leader forbids conducting weddings and funerals until end of Workers’ Party Congress13:02 Vostokelectro JSC stakeholders elect new revision commission12:37 43 veterans of World War 2 live in Talas region11:56 Bishkek to host Festival of Korean Films11:46 Tajikistan’s trade policy adaptation discussed in Dushanbe amid membership in World Trade Organization11:20 Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy invites OIC Secretary General to participate in international summer school for young diplomats10:54 Russian Pacific National University sets quota for Kyrgyz school graduates10:06 Education Ministry plans to introduce theological education in school system17:27 2 licenses issued for development of shell limestone deposits in Osh and Jalal-Abad regions17:20 Kazakh delegation participates in meeting of Executive Committee of Bureau International des Expositions16:58 Turkmenistan and China discuss expansion of cooperation16:50 Finance Ministry to seek KGS 400 million to pay off Kyrgyzjilkommunsoyuz's debt for fuel and heat energy subsidies16:20 Afghanistan to take necessary measures to ensure safety during TAPI gas pipeline construction15:45 PM, Saudi envoy discuss cooperation issues15:20 Kyrgyzstan to take part in OIC forum to present investment projects15:10 Kyrgyz, Tajik Foreign Ministers discussed cooperation15:05 232 conscripts of State Border Service take oath15:01 Brazil's Rousseff ups social spending as Senate ruling looms14:56 India to provide $1 billion loan for Mongolia14:36 Resorts in Issyk-Kul won't be able to operate without passing certification - Governor
Astana
+11° C
Ashgabat
+22° C
Bishkek
+18° C
Dushanbe
+18° C
Tashkent
+24° C
Ulaanbaatar
+16° C
exchange rates
 
78.21
68.26
10.55
1.06
373.14
327.66
50.51
5.09
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3286.53
2888.39
446.81
42.81
4.02
3.50
0.54
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75