Airport Closed After Indonesia's Mount Merapi Erupts

Indonesia’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted on March 3, according to local reports, sending ash and steam 6 kilometers into the air and leading officials to close the Adi Soemarmo International Airport in Surakarta.

The Yogyakarta Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center said that the 450-second eruption sent an ash column as high as 6 kilometers into the sky.

The video shows a column of smoke emerging from the mountain’s crater. Credit: @ZuziloMaryadie via Storyful