MetMalaysia: No air pollution concern in East Malaysia following Northern Sulawesi volcanic eruption   

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KUCHING, April 18: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has assured that there will be no air pollution in East Malaysia following the volcanic eruption in Northern Sulawesi.

According to MetMalaysia’s Facebook post, the Mount Ruang volcano first erupted at 9.45am on April 16.

Despite the incident, according to the observation of the air pollution index (IPU), MetMalaysia said that the air quality over Sabah and Sarawak remains unaffected.

As of now, Indonesia has raised its volcanic eruption warning to level 4 (CAUTION) and expects Ruang volcano to remain active and may erupt from time to time.

MetMalaysia will continue to monitor the impact of Ruang’s eruption on the country.

“The public is strongly encouraged to stay informed by monitoring MetMalaysia’s official website, keeping up with MetMalaysia’s social media platforms, and downloading the MyCuaca app for most current and accurate weather updates.” — DayakDaily