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Agung volcano
Stratovolcano 3142 m (10,308 ft)
Bali, Indonesia, -8.34°S / 115.51°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Agung volcano eruptions:
1808, 1821(?), 1843, 1963-64 (large Plinian eruption on March 16, 1963), 2017
Typical eruption style:
Highly explosive.
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Agung volcano news & activity updates:

Agung volcano (Bali, Indonesia): situation unchanged, increased seismic activity

Sunday Oct 08, 2017 13:38 PM | BY: T

Seismic activity at Agung volcano during the past weeks (in particular note the orange=shallow volcanic quakes) (image: PVMBG)
Seismic activity at Agung volcano during the past weeks (in particular note the orange=shallow volcanic quakes) (image: PVMBG)
The situation of the volcano remains unchanged and continues to be critical: based on available monitoring data, the volcano could (but not necessarily will) erupt at any time with little further precursors.
Seismic activity remains very high, if not increased further with now sometimes more than 1000 quakes per day detected, including hundreds of shallow volcanic events. It also seems that degassing at the crater has increased.
Although nobody can predict whether an eruption will actually occur and if so when, the restrictions to keep out of the volcano in a large radius should remain in place. Approaching (or climbing) the mountain under current circumstances is nothing else than Russian roulette.
Previous news
Seismogram of Agung volcano showing numerous small volcanic earthquakes (image: Magma Indonesia / VSI)
Monday, Oct 02, 2017
The situation at the volcano remains unchanged (no eruption), although the highest level of alert remains in place as no one is able to know whether or when it will erupt. ... [more]
Map of Agung volcano on Bali with the location of the recent mag 4 earthquake
Friday, Sep 29, 2017
The volcano has been becoming increasingly restless during the past days, which makes the likelihood of a new eruption now larger than the chance that no eruption occurs, according to Indonesian volcanologists. ... [more]
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
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. ... [more]
Seismic activity at Agung volcano over the past months, showin the strong increase during the past days (image: PVMBG)
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]
Hazard map of Agung volcano (PVMBG)
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)
Hazard map of Agung volcano (PVMBG)

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