Volcano Update News

Update 9.20 AM Tuesday July 3. Small tremmor felt in North Kuta. Checked USGS for confirmation. Details below.

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)


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