Agung volcano news & activity updates:
Agung volcano (Bali, Indonesia): shallow earthquakes, eruption warning remains in place
Tuesday Sep 26, 2017 06:30 AM | BY: T
The volcanic crisis continues, but so far there is no eruption and it is still impossible to predict whether one actually will occur or not.
According to the monitoring agency BPVMG, hundreds of shallow earthquakes are detected each day at the volcano, suggesting that a new batch of magma has moved to within a few kilometers beneath the summit. It may remain there and slowly cool to form an intrusion (most typical scenario) or could lead to an eruption an time.
How large and when exactly the next eruption of Agung might be is impossible to predict, but the highest alert remains in place. By now, more than 50,000 people (out of more than 60,000) from the most threatened areas in the exclusion zones have been reported to have evacuated their homes. Tourists visiting Bali should remain vigilant about the situation as a possible eruption probably will affect flight availability to and from Bali's airport due to ash plumes.
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
The alert level of the volcano was again raised to the now highest level (4, "awas") as seismic activity continued to increase sharply and an eruption can be expected to occur any time. ... [more]
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Following increase of earthquakes and fumarolic activity in the crater, Indonesia's volcano monitoring agency PVMBG raised the alert level of the volcano, first to 2 on 14 Sep and to 3, the second highest on the 1-4 scale, a few days ago. ... [more]
Hazard map of Agung volcano (Sep 2017)
Hazard map of Agung volcano (PVMBG)