Bali Volcano Erupts More Flights Canceled

The Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia, erupted again on the night of the 24th, with volcanic ash columns reaching 5,000 meters. For safety reasons, several airline operators cancel flights to and from Bali.

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The volcanic eruption of Agung lasted for 4 minutes and 30 seconds, and the magma within 3 kilometers from the crater was full of magma. This is the third eruption of the Agung volcano since May, and the Balinese authorities have now blocked the area around the crater.

Volcanic ash also spread to surrounding areas. Affected by volcanic ash, Bali International Airport cancelled at least 5 flights. There are also 4 flights to Bali that have been transferred.

After the volcanic eruption, thick ash and smog filled the night sky, and at least nine villages were affected by volcanic ash. Local officials said that the nearby villages are still in safe areas, so no volcano warnings were issued. However, the disaster prevention unit has a radius of 4 kilometers. It is recommended that tourists and mountain climbers stay at least 4 kilometers away from the mountain.

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It is reported that after the 1963 catastrophe, the Agung volcano became active again in 2017 after a half-century sleep period.Indonesia is located in the volcanic seismic belt of the Pacific Rim, and the crustal movement is active. Bali is one of Indonesia’s most famous tourist destinations, attracting millions of visitors every year. The Agung volcano is located in the northeastern part of Bali, with an altitude of over 3,000 meters. The last large-scale eruption occurred in 1963, killing more than 1,500 people.