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11 Jan 2019 | 10:02 AM UTC

Indonesia: Mount Agung volcano eruption on Bali island January 10

Indonesia News Alert

Mount Agung volcano erupts on the evening (local time) of January 10, spewing columns of volcanic ash; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/11/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Bali

Event

Mount Agung volcano, located on Bali island, erupted on the evening (local time) of Thursday, January 10, around 08:00, spewing columns of volcanic ash. The eruption reportedly lasted for about four minutes. Authorities maintain the alert status at Level 3 (the second highest on a four-tier scale); an exclusion zone of 4 km (2.5 mi) around Mount Agung's volcano also remains in place. Local authorities have urged residents living around the volcano to monitor development to the situation and exercised increased vigilance.

Context

Mount Agung erupted less than two weeks ago, on December 30. The eruption lasted for three minutes, affecting areas located in the eastern regency of Karangasem. It also erupted earlier in June-July 2018, canceling dozens of flights.

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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