The Agung volcano, on the island of Bali, sheds a cloud of smoke and ash rain

The Agung volcano, on the island of Bali, sheds a cloud of smoke and ash rain

The Indonesian volcano Agung today released a cloud of smoke and gases and a rain of ash that fell on the towns next to that mountain that rises in the east of the tourist island of Bali.

The spokesman for the Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, called the movement of the volcano "small eruption" this morning.

"Keep calm, the situation is safe, happy holiday celebration in Bali," Sutopo wrote on his own on social media.

The alert level of the Agung is in the three, of a scale of four, and there is an exclusion zone of four kilometers of radius around the crater.

The Agung has tended several eruptions throughout this year, such as the one of July 3 that temporarily closed the Banyuwangi airport, located 125 kilometers west of the volcano, because the ash cloud thrown up represented a danger for the flights commercial.

The last important awakening of the Balinese volcano occurred in 1963, lasted a year and killed more than 1,000 people.

On the 22nd, the activity of another volcano, the Anak Karakatau, caused a tsunami in the Strait of Sonda, which separates the islands of Java and Sumatra, which killed 426 people and left 23 missing, 7,202 injured and almost 40,400 displaced.

The Indonesian archipelago is based on the so-called "Ring of Fire" of the Pacific, an area of ​​great seismic and volcanic activity that is shaken by thousands of tremors a year, most of little magnitude.


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