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Island focus: Bali remains safe as Mt. Agung re-erupts

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 14 2018   /  12:43 am

Bali’s highest peak, Mount Agung, erupted again on Tuesday only days after authorities lowered the alert status following the decreasing seismic activity of the volcano.

The monitoring post of The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) recorded that the eruption took place at 11:49 a.m. local time on Tuesday when the volcano spewed a column of ash 1.5 kilometers into the air.

The eruption occurred once and lasted for 140 seconds, according to a press statement by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). Despite the eruption, the alert status remained at alert, the third level, with a 4-km exclusion zone declared around the crater. The authorities lowered the alert status from level four, the highest level, on Feb. 10.

“Bali remains safe. There has been no major impacts or flight disruptions from the eruption. The volcano still has th...