Bali volcano eruption update LIVE: Mount Agung ash erupts as cold LAVA flows into villages

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Paul Martin

BALI’s highest volcano Mount Agung appears on the brink of larger, more violent eruption as it spews out a massive ash cloud and destructive cold lava, officials have warned. Here are the latest updates on the Indonesian volcano.

Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Bali volcano is erupting amid warnings of an ‘imminent’ larger eruption
Thick clouds of black ash rain down on villages on Mount Agung’s slopes
Dangerous flows of cold lava have poured out of the volcano
Volcano alert level raised to 4 – the highest possible warning
Flights have been grounded under a code red aviation notice
Up to 100,000 people urged to promptly evacuate – only 43,000 have heeded the call

Wednesday November 29

3.35pm: 3.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Bali

BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that a 3.1 magnitude earthquake had been felt in near Bali volcano Karangasem.

He asked everyone within the danger zone to evacuate in a calm and orderly manner.

3.30pm: Volcanic tremors and earthquakes felt

The latest Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) said an orange warning was in place for airlines.

The notice said that the ash cloud was stretching around 16,454ft (5,142m) above sea level and moving southeast.

It added: “Seismic activity is characterized by volcanotectonic earthquakes and volcanic tremor.”

2.45pm: 43,000 of up to 100,000 people evacuated

BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said about 43,000 people had heeded advice to take shelter, but an estimated 90,000 to 100,000 people were living in the danger zone.

According to the latest BNBP figures, many as 43,358 evacuees are spread over 229 points of refuge in Bali.

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