Bali Volcano Update:
Bali’s incredible Mount Agung is at it again and has erupted again last week spewing plumes of volcanic ash and lava from it’s peak.
Mount Agung first came back to life on Friday forcing the closure of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Since Fridays eruption almost 700 people have fled their homes in the Banjar Galih village seeking safety away from the mountain.
On Monday Explosions from the mountain began at 9:00pm last a total of more than seven minutes.
Volcanic flares erupting from the volcano landed up to two kilometers from the crater setting alight the forest at high elevations on top of the mountain.
Thankfully the ash and smoke was drifting west having no impact on the Airport located to the south.
Bali’s Mount Agung volcano remains at a level three which is the second highest level and a four kilometer exclusion zone remains in force.
Unlike last Septembers volcanic fears, the latest Mt Agung eruption has been met with earthquakes nearby raising some serious alarm bells.
Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport currently remains open as the ash and smoke from the Mount Agung eruption flows into the atmosphere around Bali.
The tremors however were unrelated to the volcanic eruptions as the tectonic quakes occurred in the Pacific Ocean 110 kilometers south of Denpasar.
The Quakes had a 4.9 magnitudes.
The quake was not big enough to cause a tsunami and no damage has been reported.
Bali is urging the public to remain calm and not be influenced by the media as there is no need for anyone to fear travelling to Bali at this point in time.
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Bali Volcano Update: Travel-OK, Volcano tours-Not Permitted