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Indonesia - Volcanic eruption of Mount Agung

published on 27/11/2017
  • The Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM/PVMBG) reports that Mount Agung (Bali) erupted again on 25 and 26 November. Emission of volcanic ash reached a maximum height of 1 500 m on 25 November and 3 000 m on 26 November. Volcanic ashes continue to disperse in multiple directions, mainly toward the east and the south. 
  • A Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) was issued on 26 November, aviation colour code was raised to red. According to BNPB, as of 25 November, 21 international flights and 13 national flights were cancelled. 
  • The CVGHM/PVMBG raised the alert level from III (standby) to IV (beware) as of 26 November at 23.00 UTC. The Geological Agency of Indonesia (VSI) recommends that people must avoid any activity in the danger zone within a radius of 6-7.5 km from the summit crater. 
  • The government of Indonesia has issued an order of mandatory evacuation for 100 000 people. As of 26 November, it reported that at least 10 villages located in the eastern area of the danger zone were affected by the volcanic ash. 
  • Over the next 24 hours heavy rain may occur in Bali island.

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