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Indonesian Mount Agung erupts again, sparking panic among locals, Bali

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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.

The last eruption of this volcano took place on March 28, 2019:

Featured image: Mount Agung eruption on April 3, 2019. Credit: Cho Hamsyonk

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One Comment

  1. The people will never see that The true GOD DO NOT WANT ANY RELIGION! JUST LOVE HIM AND DO GOOD TO ONE ANOTHER WITH OUT HYPOCRISY, this was why it erupted when they were in there temple. Did the world wide disasters spare ANY of the temples of the many Religions of the EARTH? YET NO! NOT EVEN ONE WAS SPARED IF IT WAS NOT GOTTEN TODAY IT SHORTLY WIIL BE DESTROYED TOMORROW BECAUSE THE LORD’S DAY OF JUSTUS HAS NOW ARRIVED AND THE LORD OF THE ANGEL ARMY IS HIS NAME, AND THERE IS NO OTHER GOD THEN YOUR CREATER!

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