Mount Agung has been rumbling for the last month

Mount Agung in Bali could erupt “at any time” as of late Sunday, November 26, 2017.

 

This volcano last erupted in February of 1963 killing an estimated 1,100 to 1,500 people. A second eruption in May of the same year killed another 200 people. Minor eruptions continued for almost a year.

Recently, a small eruption took place on November 21st.  Thousands of people fled the area and close to 30,000 temporary refugees are to be housed in over 270 locations

A magmatic eruption began early on Saturday, November 25th.

Bali is has now raised the threat level to the highest level. The airport has been closed temporarily due to volcanic ash. This volcano’s typical eruption style is labeled as highly explosive. Bali is located is what is known as the “Ring of Fire”.

According to observers and webcam images, an orange glow can be seen from the crater at night. This is an indication that new magma has arrived to the surface.

 

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