Indonesian Mount Agung erupted again at 17:31 UTC on April 3, 2019, ejecting volcanic ash up to 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange and Alert Level at 3 of 4.
Seismograph recorded and eruption amplitude of 25 mm and a duration of 3 minutes and 58 seconds, Mount Agung observatory reported, adding that thundering sound could be heard at the observatory, located about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the crater.
The eruption caused panic among residents praying at Besakih Temple, located 9 km (5.6 miles) from the volcano. According to the Jakarta Post, many reportedly screamed in panic when they heard rumbling sounds during their visit to the temple for Panca Wali Krama, a major Balinese Hindu ceremony.
Authorities are warning everyone to steer clear of the danger zone which is still 4 km (2.5 miles) from the crater.
People living along the rivers at the foot of the volcano have been warned to watch for a possible lava flow that could come on rainy days.
Bali is still safe and the airport is operating normally, authorities said.
Ketika Tuhan tlah berkehendak..
Getaran dan gemuruh Gunungapi Agung terasa & terdengar hingga Radius 15 Km.
Telah terjadi erupsi G. Agung, Bali pd tanggal 04 April 2019 pukul 01:31 WITA dengan tinggi kolom abu teramati ± 2.000 m di atas puncak (± 5.142 m di atas permukaan laut). pic.twitter.com/Kqjv2C9VC9
— Cho Hamsyonk (@Cho_Hamsyonk) April 3, 2019
— Volcano Time-Lapse (@DavidHe11952876) April 3, 2019
The last eruption of this volcano took place on March 28, 2019:
Gunung Agung di Bali erupsi pada 28/3/2019 pukul 18.25 WITA. Terdengar bunyi gemuruh. Hujan abu dan pasir di Banjar Cegi Desa Ban, Temakung Ban.
Status Siaga (level 3). Masyarakat dilarang beraktivitas di dalam radius 4 km dari puncak kawah. Bali tetap aman. Bandara Bali normal. pic.twitter.com/Zbbjt5Gqqn
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) March 28, 2019
Featured image: Mount Agung eruption on April 3, 2019. Credit: Cho Hamsyonk
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