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In September 2017 we wrote about three volcanoes in various corners of the globe on the verge of eruption. Two months later, one of them has gone pop.
Mount Agung, a 3142m peak on the Indonesian island of Bali, last erupted in earnest in 1963. Over 1500 people died.
This weekend during Agung’s latest episode, saw ash and debris thrown 4km into the atmosphere, forced local authorities on Sunday to raise the alert level, signalling the “possibility and imminent risk of disaster”.
While Agung and Bali are not trending worldwide on Twitter, Instagram is awash with pictures of Agung from a number of vantage points.
The below picture was snapped by @goh_kijan last year, when Agung was threatening eruption.
The below series of snaps however were taken this weekend as plumes of ash and steam erupted from the peak.
Check out this stunning video of Gunung Agung volcano erupting in Bali, Indonesia. Agung erupted today for the second time this week creating a massive plume of ash and causing several flight cancellations. Stay safe, my Bali people. . #Bali #Agung #volcano #gunungagung #mountagung #eruption #travel #indonesia #instagram #instagood #iphonesia
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Earlier today – 6 am. I guess everybody knows already about Volcano Agung eruption which started 2 days ago.🤞hope will be nothing serious than this 🌋 but airport is closed for today. Agung is 3150 m high . . #agungeruption #eruptionbali #bali #gunungagung #agungvolcano #volcanoagung #вулкан #извержение #агунг #сказочноебали #goodmorningpost
View of Mt. Batur, Mt. Agung and Mt. Rinjani from Kintamani, Bali. Shot with the DJI Mavic Pro #drone. #santoshvasan #dronestagram #drones #agung #volcano #eruption #mountains #dji #mavic #mavicpro #rinjani #sunrise #morning #instagram #instagramer #travel #wanderlust #travelgram #beautiful #nature #amateurphotography #amateurphotographer #photographer #likeforlike #likeforfollow
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Some across Bali are required to wear protective masks.
The island’s popular tourist destinations are located around 70km southwest of Agung.
In a detailed image slide, Instagram user @saenochka showcases rgw current scenes near the volcano, which includes a slew of ash and soot.
Сводки с места событий 🌋🙏🏼 у нас все хорошо! Не переживайте 🙏🏼 просто молитесь и подносите еду духам! Тут весь остров молится🙏🏼#новости#бали#агунг Эвакуировали только местных в радиусе около 12-20 км от вулкана из-за выброса пепла. Они живут недалеко, в палаточных лагерях. 🐒 Аэропорт закрыт на непонятное время🐒 Но по сводкам, Катар организует вылет с соседних островов, тч вылетим, вопрос времени. Если позднее, значит позднее🙏🏼 Это Бали, здесь все идет как идет❤️🙏🏼 #bali#indonesia#agung#new
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Flights to and from Ngurah Rai International Airport, one of Bali’s international air hubs, have been cancelled. A number of tourists are now stranded on the island.
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“It’s Dramatic!” Instagram user @ysm10722 writes, recording scenes at the airport.
In spite of the imminent danger, neighbouring Mount Batur is quickly becoming the premier spot to watch Agung’s eruption.
“The crew from @findyourpack climbed Batur a few days ago in the wee hours of the morning – before the eruptions started. I think our timing was very lucky,” wrote @elisedarma.
There’s Mount Agung, puffing away in the distance. The crew from @findyourpack climbed Batur a few days ago in the wee hours of the morning – before the eruptions started. I think our timing was very lucky 😬 ••• It’s pretty wild to be in Bali while such a crazy geological phenomenon is occurring but we are safe, south of the volcano, and hoping for the best over the next few days! 🤞🏼
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