Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Diverting Flights
Mount Tavurvur erupting in eastern Papua New Guinea on August 29, 2014, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed. OLIVER BLUETT / AFP - Getty Images
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A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation, leading some aircraft to alter their flight paths.
Mount Tavurvur on East New Britain Island erupted hours before dawn, a bulletin from the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. There have been no reports of injuries.