Bali volcano UPDATE: Villagers flee for their lives as Mount Agung spews smoke and ash


Footage telecast by RT, taken from the area near the volcano in Indonesia shows ash clouds and smoke engulfing leaves of the mountain.

Villages surrounding the volcano have since been deserted leaving more than 75,000 people displaced with experts hinting Mount Agung could erupt “within hours”.

Balinese locals proceed with to flee the danger zone, which stretches 7.5 miles about Mount Agung.

The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM) has convened the Bali volcano alert to 4, meaning an eruption can be expected at any old hat.


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Thousands own been displaced over fears Mount Agung could out

A 200m-tall column of smoke was dirty rising from Mount Agung early on Sunday, according to Gede Suantika, the chief geologist guard the site.

He said: “We observed sulphuric smoke spewing from its carter and we under no circumstances saw this before.”

More than 1,000 tremors were recorded on the Bali Volcano on Monday and Tuesday, registering a magnitude 4.2 quake at 11am BST on September 26.

After the quake, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center tweeted: “Strongest vibrate so far while the volcano may be about to erupt.

“Agung volcano is mean to be close to erupting and the Bali island just taken by a M4.2 earthquake.”

More persistent shallow earthquakes could be a sign a new batch of magma has moved principled under the summit of the Bali volcano, according to Volcano Discovery. 

Devy Kamil Syahbana, a seismologist from Indonesia’s volcanology middle, said he’d never seen such high seismic energy on Mount Agung.

He mean: “We need to pay attention because these kinds of earthquakes indicate the stirring of magma and increase the probability of an eruption.”

The latest Foreign Office communication to Britons planning to visit the region warned “an eruption is possible in the next 24 hours”.

The Outlandish Office said: “You should follow the advice of the local authorities and hinder outside the exclusion zone. If there is an eruption, volcanic ash clouds could producer flight disruptions.”

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