Seismic Activity - Bali’s Mount Agung (Gunung Agung)

20 Sep 2017

An increase in seismic and volcanic activity at Bali’s Mount Agung (Gunung Agung) has caused the regional disaster mitigation agency (BPBD) to raise the alert level from level 1 (normal) to level 2 (vigilance). The mountain, one of Bali’s tallest and most sacred, has apparently been rumbling for more than a month. The agency said there has been a continuing increase in seismic activity as well as visual observations of 50-meter high blasts from the crater.

Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing 1,100 people.

The current advice is for outdoor enthusiasts and locals to maintain a distance of at least 3 kilometers from the crater. They believe that the volcano will show even more seismic activity and there will be another increase in the alert level before or if Agung actually erupts.

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