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..— Cho Hamsyonk (@Cho_Hamsyonk) April 3, 2019
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
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.— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) March 28, 2019
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
Featured image: Mount Agung eruption on April 3, 2019. Credit: Cho Hamsyonk
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