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Bali’s Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruption

    30th December, 2018 10:57:48 printer

Bali’s Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruption

JAKARTA: A volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali erupted Sunday, belching ash high into the air and over nearby villages as officials warned tourists to keep clear of the area, reports AFP.

Mount Agung has been erupting periodically since it rumbled back to life in 2017, when it grounded hundreds of flights and left 120,000 visitors stranded. On Sunday morning, the volcano—which is about 70 kilometres (44 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta—sent ash skywards as it erupted for about three minutes, according to the country’s volcanology centre.

“Residents near Mount Agung as well as climbers and tourists should not carry out any activity in the danger zone or within four-kilometre radius from the crater,” the centre said in a statement.

On December 22, an eruption from Anak Krakatoa triggered a tsunami which hit the western tip of the neighbouring island of Java and southern Sumatra, killing at least 426 and leaving more than 7,000 injured.


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