Bali Volcano: Mount Agung spews 2km plume column

Bali Volcanic Eruption
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Jakarta, Dec 8: Mount Agung volcano in the Indonesian island of Bali on Friday spewed up to two kilometre high plume of ash and steam into the sky, according to authorities.

The director of information for the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the eruption took place on Friday morning and that the ash cloud travelled in a westward direction, IANS reported citing Efe news reported

Nugroho further stated that the alert level is maintained on orange (one level lower than the maximum alert – red) stressing that the ash did not affect the airport on Lombok island, about 40 km from the east coast of Bali.

Mount Agung began a magma eruption on began 21st of last month which prompted the closure of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, about 60 km to the south of Volcano, between November 27 and 29 because of the volcanic ash cloud.


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