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Bali’s Mt Agung erupting overnight

Bali’s Mt Agung has finally erupted, two months after tens of thousands of local residents were evacuated from their homes around the volcano.

Key points:

  • No plans to expand evacuation zone to take in more villages
  • Bali’s international airport remains open
  • People near Mt Agung should be “on alert” but eruption is small
  • The ash cloud is dangerous to breathe and hazardous to aircraft engines, but it is so small — so far — and has not yet affected operations at Ngurah Rai International Airport.

But the initial eruption was small — so far there have been no new evacuations, and the island’s airport remained open.

Bali’s police chief Petrus Golose said there was no panic anywhere on the island.

No need for anyone at this point to change any plans however please check with your airlines for updates and insurance.

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