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Eruption at Mount Agung

Source: The star

An eruption occurred again today at mount Agung in Karangasem regency, Bali.

Observers saw an ash column coming out from mountain Agung’s carter during the eruption. The ash fell on different areas around the mountain.

The eruption occurred early this morning but the ash column couldn’t be measured due to heavy fog.

The eruption was recorded on a seismograph with a maximum amplitude of 22 millimeters and a duration of three minutes and eight seconds,” the observatory said in its report on Sunday morning.

An announcement published by The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) said that mountain Agung is maintained at 3rd level and the danger zone was still within 24 km from the peak.

PVMBG warned tourists and locals to stay away from the mountain and noted that no activity is allowed there.

Authorities have forbidden climbing on Mt. Agung since its volcanic activity increased in 2017.

“Volcanic activities in the danger zone are dynamic and can change at any time, according to the condition of the mountain,” the observatory said.

People living along rivers at the foot of Mt. Agung have also been warned to remain vigilant for possible cold lava flows, which can occur during rain.

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