Indonesian Agung volcano erupted again at 18:08 UTC on May 17, 2019 (02:08 LT, May 18), ejecting ash up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level.
The Aviation Color Code is Red.
The Darwin VAAC estimated volcanic ash height at 7.6 km (25 000 feet) a.s.l. based on infrared temperature and movement.
Agung volcano eruption on May 17, 2019. Credit: Kubuindah Resort, VolcanoVerse
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The last eruption at this volcano took place on May 12. It was accompanied by a loud bang audible at the Agung Volcano Observatory in Rendang (about 8 km / 5 miles SW).
The Alert Level remains at 3 (on a scale of 1 – 4) with the exclusion zone set at a 4-km (2.5 miles) radius.
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 credit: Kubuindah Resort, VolcanoVerse
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