Bali Volcano Spews Ash 2,000 Meters to the Sky in Latest Eruption

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Bali’s Mount Agung in Karangasem District erupted again on Saturday, May 18, at 2:09 a.m. local time, spewing ash 2,000 meters into the air from its peak, which is 5,142 meters above sea level.

According to data obtained from Mount Agung monitoring post, the volcanic ash column was thick and gray and leaning in the east and southeast directions, as stated by the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Chief Made Rentin.

“The eruption had a maximum amplitude of 25 mm and lasted for two minutes and 57 seconds,” he said.

Besides data from monitoring post in Rendang, Rentin said they also received a report from volunteers of Pasebayan, in Karangasem District.

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