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Agung volcano
Stratovolcano 3142 m (10,308 ft)
Bali, Indonesia, -8.34°S / 115.51°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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:

Gunung Agung volcano (Bali, Indonesia): eruption has begun

Sunday Nov 26, 2017 08:30 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from Agung volcano yesterday morning (image: PVMBG)
Ash plume from Agung volcano yesterday morning (image: PVMBG)
After several weeks of apparent calm, the awaited eruption of the volcano has begun early on Saturday morning (25 Nov 2017): Moderate explosive ash emissions have been creating a plume that has been rising 1.5-4 km above the summit crater of the volcano and drifting mainly to the south.
So far, the eruption is only moderate in scale and has not caused significant damage, and Indonesia's civil protection urges the population to remain calm and not panic. While Denpsar's airport remains operational, several (mainly Australian) airlines have already cancelled flights in and out of Denpasar.
According to observers and some webcam images, incandescence can be seen at the crater at night, and according to the volcanologists from PVMBG, the erupted ash is dark to black, likely from fresh magma. These observation suggest that by now the new magma ha indeed arrived at the surface.
Chances are that the eruption intensifies in the coming days, but just how much and how long it will last, and how dangerous it might become, is impossible to say at the moment.
Earlier on Tuesday, some small explosions had already occurred that generated white steam plumes with some ash that rose a few hundred meters, probably as a result of phreatic activity as the magma inside the conduit continued to approach the surface.
Previous news
Satellite image of Agung volcano on 26 Nov 2017
Sunday, Nov 26, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 25, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Agung volcano on 21 Nov 2017
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Current seismic plot from VSI's TMKS station showing a swarm of quakes under Agung and possibly some tremor (thicker baseline)
Friday, Oct 13, 2017
The likelihood of an eruption of the volcano in the near future remains high. Seismic activity is unchanged at very elevated levels, with averages of around 8-900 earthquakes per day. ... [more]
Hazard map of Agung volcano (Sep 2017)
Hazard map of Agung volcano (PVMBG)
Hazard map of Agung volcano (PVMBG)
 

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