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Warning for Bali tourists as Mount Agung volcano spews smoke and ashes almost a kilometre into air

Warning for Bali tourists as the island’s Mount Agung volcano spews smoke and ashes almost a kilometre into the air

  • Mount Agung on island of Bali has again spewed ash into the air after eruptions 
  • The volcano shot ash and clouds of smoke more than 700 metres into the air 
  • No evacuations were ordered as yet but alert remains at second highest level 

A volcano on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali shot a new burst of hot ash into the air on Sunday in the latest of a week full of eruptions.

Mount Agung erupted for about three minutes, spewing white clouds of smoke and ash more than 700 metres into the air, the Volcanology and Geological Mitigation Agency said in a statement.

The eruption of the 3,031-meter volcano didn’t prompt evacuations, and its alert status remains at the second-highest level. 

A volcano on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali shot a new burst of hot ash into the air on Sunday in the latest of a week full of eruptions

Mount Agung erupted for about three minutes, spewing white clouds of smoke and ash more than 700 metres into the air

Mount Agung erupted for about three minutes, spewing white clouds of smoke and ash more than 700 metres into the air

The agency warned tourists to stay away from the danger zone, a 4-kilometer radius around the crater.

Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that white dust from the eruption blanketed several villages close to the mountain slope in Karangasem district.

Ngurah Rai International Airport spokesman Arie Ahsanurrohim said that flights were operating normally. Authorities said the air around Denpasar, the Bali provincial capital, is clear from ash.

More than 140,000 people had fled the area around the mountain in late September after its alert status was raised to the highest level, indicating an eruption may be imminent. 

The eruption of the 3,031-meter volcano didn't prompt evacuations, and its alert status remains at the second-highest level

The eruption of the 3,031-meter volcano didn’t prompt evacuations, and its alert status remains at the second-highest level

 Ngurah Rai International Airport spokesman Arie Ahsanurrohim said that flights were operating normally. Authorities said the air around Denpasar, the Bali provincial capital, is clear from ash

 Ngurah Rai International Airport spokesman Arie Ahsanurrohim said that flights were operating normally. Authorities said the air around Denpasar, the Bali provincial capital, is clear from ash

The alert status was lowered two weeks later, allowing for the return of those displaced from government shelters

The alert status was lowered two weeks later, allowing for the return of those displaced from government shelters

The alert status was lowered two weeks later, allowing for the return of those displaced from government shelters.

An eruption in 1963 killed about 1,100 people. Agung lies about 70 kilometers (45 miles) northeast of Bali’s tourist hotspot of Kuta.

It is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes because of its location on the so-called ‘Ring of Fire’.

The ‘ring of Fire’ is a series of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.

Last week, Anak Krakatau in Indonesia’s Sunda Straits erupted and collapsed into the sea, causing a tsunami that killed 431 people on Java and Sumatra. More than 46,600 were displaced.

An eruption in 1963 killed about 1,100 people. Agung lies about 70 kilometers (45 miles) northeast of Bali's tourist hotspot of Kuta

An eruption in 1963 killed about 1,100 people. Agung lies about 70 kilometers (45 miles) northeast of Bali’s tourist hotspot of Kuta

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