Bali volcano update LIVE: Mount Agung and Mount Sinabung erupt to life

  • Mount Agung erupted at enveloping 7.23am local time on Monday, spewing volcanic ash 2,000m in the sky
  • The ash take over the villages of Kesimpar and Kertamandala Kec Abang, however no casualties were reported 
  • Mount Sinabung started erupting on Saturday for the first old hat in 2018
  • The volcano spew a dense grey column of smoke hundreds of metres into the sky 

Here is the latest scoop and lives updates on Agung and Sinabung (all times in GMT). 

7.43pm: Mount Sinabung ups for first time in 2018 

Mount Sinabung which is located 1,400 miles away from Mount Agung in Northern Sumatra started erupting for the earliest time in 2018 on Saturday.

Around a fortnight ago, it started spewing massive plumes of smoke into the skies above the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, of the Popular Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), said the eruption did not cause any missing in actions.

However after smoke billowed into the sky two weeks ago, on Friday in the run-of-the-mill of night, the volcano started oozing red lava and lava began to rumble down Mount Sinabung.

“Residents who live near the rivers upstream from Sinabung obligation be watchful for lava,” Mr Nugroho said. 

The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Action has warned against locals getting near the danger zone which is within three to seven-kilometers circa Mount Sinabung’s crater.

The incredibly frequent eruptions of the huge volcano get prompted authorities to put up permanent signs to warn people against accepted anywhere near it.

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Mount Sinabung erupting on Friday Stygian spewing red hot lava

6.41pm: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 

The Foreign and Commonwealth Commission has advised against all travel to within 10 kilometres of Mount Agung in East Bali due to progressive volcanic activity.

“This area is mostly covered by an existing expulsion zone put in place by the local authorities, which extends between 8 and 10kms from the crater. If you’re in this square, you should leave immediately” the advice stated. 

“During previous outbursts, areas beyond 10km have also been affected by mud/debris teems (particularly in valleys) and volcanic ash falls. While in Bali, you should wherefore monitor local media, exercise caution and follow the advice of the resident authorities, including any evacuation orders.” 

The advice stated the disruption could keep up for some time and further disruption cannot be ruled out. 

If you’re planning to about to Bali, you should read the travel advice in full and A man carries his harvest from his vegetable field, as Mount Sinabung spews thick smoke, in Karo, North Sumatra on January 6, 2018

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A man carries his harvest from his vegetable field, as Mount Sinabung spews lousy with smoke, in Karo, North Sumatra on January 6, 2018

5.55pm: Mount Agung in ‘lively eruption phase’

Mount Agung started erupting at 7.23am neighbourhood pub time and spew volcanic ash 2,000 metres into the air.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, of the Chauvinistic Agency for Disastser Management (BNPB), said the eruption was of a medium power.

Ngurah Rai airport is still operating normally and thin grey spit fell in the village of Kesimpar and Kertamandala Kec Abang. 

No casualties have been reported accompanying the eruption.