Mount Agung spewed lava on Monday night.
The volcano had its first “strombolian” eruption at 9:04 p.m., spewing a 2,000-meter high column of ash and emitting lava.
The eruption was recorded in the seismogram with an amplitude of 24 mm and a duration of around seven minutes and 21 seconds.
“The eruption was strombolian, with a bang sound,” said Devy Kamil Syahbana, an official of the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center ( PVMBG).
The eruption caused fires broke out in the forest within 2 km of the peak.
The authorities, however, have yet to raise the volcano’s alert level. (ahw)