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Mount Agung Erupts, Spews 2,000 Metres of Ash

Mount Agung in Bali erupted again

Mount Agung in Bali has erupted again on 18th May 18, at 2am local time. Ash were reportedly spewed up to a height of 2,000 metres from its peak, or 5,142 metres above sea level.

The volcanic ash column was thick and grey, leaning towards an easterly and southeasterly direction.

Chief of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), Made Rentin, in a statement confirmed: “The eruption had a maximum amplitude of 25mm and lasted for two minutes and 57 seconds”.

The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) has also warned people living around Mount Agung, as well as climbers, visitors, and tourists to not conduct any activities in the danger zone, especially in the areas within a four-kilometre radius from the peak. Those conducting activities in nearby river banks have also been warned about the possibility of lava rain.

Source: Detik
Image: Merdeka

See: Mount Sinabung Erupts, Volcanic Ash Rain hit Surrounding Areas

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