Indonesian Mount Agung experienced another moderately strong eruption at 14:29 UTC on May 12, 2019, ejecting volcanic ash up to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) above sea level.
The eruption lasted 2 minutes and 16 seconds, with a maximum amplitude of 25 mm.
The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red.
The society remained calm and there is no need to evacuate, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said.
Bali remains safe and comfortable and the Ngurah Rai IGK Airport remains operating normally, he said.
The volcanic alert level remains 3, with a danger zone of 4 km (2.5 miles).
Lava pijar dari erupsi Gunung Agung membakar semak belukar di sekitar puncak kawah. Status Siaga, zona bahaya di dalam 4 km. Masyarakat tetap tenang. Tidak perlu mengungsi. Bali tetap aman dan nyaman. Bandara IGK Ngurah Rai tetap beroperasi normal. pic.twitter.com/kY4UTuuAoD— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) May 12, 2019
Video saat erupsi Gunung Agung di Bali pada 1/5/2019 pukul 22.29 WITA. Letusan disertai suara dentuman yang terdengar hingga Rendang. Letusan disertai lava pijar dan abu vulkanik. Terekam di seismogram dengan amplitudo maksimum 25 mm dan durasi ± 2 menit 16 detik. Bali aman. pic.twitter.com/WSqO2v2lSU— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) May 12, 2019
Symmetrical Agung stratovolcano, Bali's highest and most sacred mountain, towers over the eastern end of the island. The volcano, whose name means " Paramount," rises above the SE caldera rim of neighboring Batur volcano, and the northern and southern flanks of Agung extend to the coast.
The 3142-m-high (10 308 feet) summit contains a steep-walled, 500-m-wide (1 640 feet), 200-m-deep (656 feet) crater. The flank cone Pawon is located low on the SE side.
Only a few eruptions dating back to the early 19th century have been recorded in historical time. The 1963-64 eruption, one of the world's largest of the 20th century, produced voluminous ashfall along with devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars that caused extensive damage and many fatalities.
Featured image: Mount Agung eruption at 22:31 LT, May 12, 2019. Kupuindahresort.com