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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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Gunung Agung volcano (Bali, Indonesia): eruption intensifies, ash to 30,000 ft, airports closed

Monday Nov 27, 2017 17:55 PM | BY: T

Night-time view of the eruption at Agung volcano (Magma Indonesia)
Night-time view of the eruption at Agung volcano (Magma Indonesia)
Night-time view of the eruption at Agung volcano (Telkomsel Balinusra webcam live view)
Night-time view of the eruption at Agung volcano (Telkomsel Balinusra webcam live view)
Seismogram of Agung volcano today with strong tremor episodes (image: Magma Indonesia / VSI)
Seismogram of Agung volcano today with strong tremor episodes (image: Magma Indonesia / VSI)
Seismic activity at Agung volcano during the past weeks - note the relative absence of significant earthquakes  (image: PVMBG)
Seismic activity at Agung volcano during the past weeks - note the relative absence of significant earthquakes (image: PVMBG)
The eruption has been gradually intensifying since yesterday: near continuous explosions generate an eruption column that is now rising to approx. 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude with the ash plume spreading east and south and forced the closure of Bali's and Lombok's airports today.
More evacuations have been ordered in the areas around the volcano, and light to moderate ash fall is occurring in downwind areas where people are advised to wear protecting masks.
PVMBG has raised the alert level of Agung to "awas" (4 on a scale of 1-4), and the exclusion zone is now 8-10 km wide.
The strong incandescence visible at its base confirms that the eruption is now in its magmatic stage. No significant earthquake activity is taking place - as the conduit is now open, the erupting magma does no longer need to break its path through rock layers inside the volcano.
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Previous news
Satellite image of Agung volcano on 27 Nov 2017
Monday, Nov 27, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Nov 27, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Nov 26, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Ash plume from Agung volcano yesterday morning (image: PVMBG)
Sunday, Nov 26, 2017
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. ... [more]
Satellite image of Agung volcano on 26 Nov 2017
Sunday, Nov 26, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Hazard map of Agung volcano (Sep 2017)
Hazard map of Agung volcano (PVMBG)
Hazard map of Agung volcano (PVMBG)

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