Bali Volcano Eruption at Mount Agung Causes Panic and Wave of Evacuation – See Unbelievable Pictures!

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Mount Agung erupted on Monday night, spewing lava down its slopes and shooting ash 2km (1.2 miles) into the sky. Keep on reading Nexter.org to know the details and see impressive photos.

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Bali’s Mount Agung erupted again on Monday night, sending a column of ash into the sky and hurling incandescent lava rocks down its slopes. The eruption caused panic and set a nearby forest on fire.

The Indonesian geological agency said a loud explosion was heard from Mount Agung just before 9pm local time, which lasted for more than seven minutes.

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Scientists at a monitoring post witnessed “flares of incandescent lava” reach 1.2 miles (2km) from the crater. The exclusion zone around the crater remains at 4km.

Photographs posted by the agency showed glowing lava streaming from the crater, setting fire to vegetation.

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Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the agency, said: “Residents have started evacuating voluntarily.”

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The agency also warned people living near rivers to exercise caution, particularly in wet weather, because of the risk of fast-moving flows of muddy volcanic debris.

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Bali’s international airport closed for half a day due to volcanic ash from Agung last Friday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands. Almost 27,000 passengers were hit by delays after hundreds of flights were canceled. The latest eruption has not disrupted flights from Bali’s international airport and it remains open.

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The eruption on Monday evening was “strombolian”, the agency said, which is the mildest type of explosive volcanic eruption.

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There is a likely chance the will continue to erupt as these tremors are detected, but there are no restrictions on travel to Bali in general.


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