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The Mount Agung eruption continues to increase and this morning at 6am the PVMBG (Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation) rose the status to Level 4 ‘Beware’ which is the highest volcano status level. And just now it was announced that Bali I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport is closed for the next 24 hours.

A statement from the PNPB this morning says the eruption has now risen from a phreatic to a magmatic phase. The magmatic phase eruption accompanied by constant thick ash has reached a height of 2,000-3,400 meters (which you can see here if not covered by cloud).

Continuous ash clouds are accompanied by explosive eruptions and weak booming sounds can be heard up to 12 kms from the summit. The rays of fire were increasingly observed during last night, which indicates the potential of a larger eruption is imminent.


For this reason PVMBG has raised the status of Gunung Agung from Alert (level 3) to Beware (level 4) this morning.

The exclusion zone has been widened in all areas within a radius of 8 km from the crater of G. Agung and added sectoral expansion to the North-Northeast and Southeast-South-Southwest as far as 10 km from the crater.

People within a radius of 8 km and 10 km of expansion are urged to immediately evacuate in an orderly and calm manner. Some people have been self-evacuating since 25/11/2017 night following the second recent eruption of Mount Agung.

The statement was signed by Head of Data Information and Public Relations BNPB, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

Meanwhile Bali airport was just closed to air traffic. The airport has been temporarily closed from 7.15am this morning for 24 hours till 7am tomorrow as ash has been reported to be falling on the runway.

According to the public relations at the airport, Arie Ahsanurohim, “The air space has been covered with volcanic ash.”

Image. Stock ST image from the last time the airport was closed in 2016

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  • Stuart Beat
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    Where’s the trade winds when you need em

  • Eric Shammaa
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    Jeffrey Wolpert Mark David Morgan Ketut Luca De Coney

  • John Scott
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    Damien Boyd

  • Jo Hocking
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    I heard two cyclones are approaching?

    • Stuart Beat
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      Maybe Sydney

    • Jo Hocking
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      Little Miss Bali put out an alert

    • Arlo Sinclair
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      Sharknados.

    • Jo Hocking
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      Hoping it washes all the dust away!

    • Stuart Beat
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      Ohh I just saw this. Thought you were taking the piss for some reason.
      http://www.en.netralnews.com/news/currentnews/read/15521/bmkg.warns.of.two.cyclone.potentials.in.indonesia

    • Jo Hocking
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      nooo

    • Jo Hocking
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      Trust me Stuart I am all over this!

    • Stuart Beat
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      Wow

    • Jo Hocking
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      want me to start writing for u

    • Jo Hocking
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      am free at the moment 🙂

    • Stuart Beat
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      comments are fine (with the right details of course)

    • Jo Hocking
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      I am a weather nut.. storm chaser.. volcano freak..

    • Jo Hocking
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      Sure.. we don’t want scaring people.. I am not about fake news

    • Jo Hocking
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      “Currently in the vicinity of Indonesia has been monitored two cyclone seedlings in the area of ​​responsibility TCWC (Tropical Cyclone Warning Center) Jakarta. Cyclone 95S Seeds in South Central Java on November 26, 2017 with a center of about 9.6LS, 109.4BT (about 240 km south of Cilacap) moving towards North West North then turn east the next day. The maximum wind speed is about 25 knots (45 km / h) with the lowest pressure of 1003 mb. At the same time, there is also a 96S tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean to the Southwest of Bengkulu at 6.8LS, 94.2BT moving south east. Cyclone seeds located in southern Java have more potential to grow into tropical cyclones. This seedlings affect the weather in Indonesia, especially Java.

    • Stuart Beat
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      Yeah we can read that on the story

    • Jo Hocking
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      you also need Adam Crispin to do a live blog on his adventure 🙂

  • Mark Marzuki Philip Skinner
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    Awesome

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