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22 Jan 2019 | 04:34 AM UTC

Indonesia: New eruptions of Mount Agung volcano (Bali) January 21-22

Bali’s Mont Agung erupts twice January 21-22; avoid the area

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Event

In the afternoon (local time) of Monday, January 21, Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupted for more than one minute, spewing ashes into the air. As such, local authorities maintained the volcanic alert for Mount Agoung at level III ("Standby," the second-highest volcanic alert level on a four-tier scale), warning individuals to avoid traveling withinh a 4-km (2.5-mi) radius of the volcano crater. Mount Agung erupted again on Tuesday, January 22, at 03:42, releasing a 2-km (1.2 mi) high ash cloud.

Context

Mount Agung, the highest mountain on Bali (located east of Java), erupted on December 30 and January 10, affecting areas located in the eastern regency of Karangasem. In June-July 2018, dozens of flights were canceled due to the Mount's eruption.

Advice

Individuals in or traveling near the affected areas are advised to monitor developments to the situation and anticipate flight diversions and disruptions (e.g. delays and cancelations) in the event of further eruptions.

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