Mt. Agung erupts AGAIN – lava explodes from crater
BALI’S Mount Agung volcano has erupted again, spewing a 6,560ft high flume of thick ash into the air and hurling lava down its slopes.
Bali’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the volcano erupted on the island for a third time shortly after 9pm local time (2pm UK time) on Monday.
Mount Agung towers over eastern Bali to a height of just over 9,800 feet (3,000 metres).
The Bali volcano’s last major eruption in 1963 killed more than 1,000 people and razed several villages.
Indonesia sits on the notorious Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ and is prone to natural disasters including earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Government seismologists monitor more than 120 active volcanoes in the country.