Manam volcano
Satellite image shows plume of smoke and ash from eruption of Manam Volcano off north coast of Papua New Guinea. This satellite image taken on November 15, 2004, shows a plume of brown smoke and ash rising from an eruption of Manam Volcano (C) off the north coast of Papua New GuineaReuters

Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano erupted on Friday, sending volcanic ash as high as 65,000 feet in the air.

The volcano, situated on Papua New Guinea's northern coast has erupted after 11 years. 

The Manam volcano erupted at about 1 p.m. local time on Friday, following which a Code Red aviation advisory was issued in the region, according to Australia's Bureau of Meteorology

The plume from Friday's volcanic eruption was said to be spreading in all directions, the Australian agency said.

The last time the 1,807 meters high volcano erupted was in 2004, according to