Bali Volcano UPDATE: Watch moment Mount Agung ERUPTS spewing huge TOWER of ash

Friday, December 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

BALI Volcano Mount Agung erupted for a third time early on Friday with shock videos capturing the ferocious explosion sending a plume of ash nearly 2 kilometres into the air.

Fri, Dec 8, 2017

Bali Volcano Mount Agung’s explosive force was captured in an alarming video posted on Twitter by Dr Sutopo Purwo Nugroho from Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency.

The Doctor said that the eruption was of medium pressure and that local airports remain operational. This follows weeks of warnings that another eruption was imminent.

The volcano erupted at 7.59am local time on Friday morning, sent a huge column of volcanic ash 2,100 metres into the atmosphere, according to Bali’s disaster management agency(BNPB).

Following the eruption, the Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) increased Agung’s alert to orange, though Bali International Airport and Lombok Airport are reportedly operating as normal.

Mount Agung has been coughing steam and ash since October, but Devy Kamil of Bali’s Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) confirmed that the plumes were indeed caused by an eruption.

“Yes, this was an eruption,” she told the Bali Post. “The eruption occurred twice.

“Shortly after the first eruption, a few minutes later, it erupted again.

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