Bali’s Mount Agung volcano has erupted again, spewing ash into the sky to a height of 2km.
The active volcano erupted at 3.21am yesterday and the thick ash column was blown to the south-west, causing a drizzle of volcanic ash in Karangasem, Bangli and Klunglung districts, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency, said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties but the volcano’s status remains on alert at level three of four possible levels and authorities continued to impose a 4km exclusion zone.
Two other volcanoes popular with tourists on the island of Java also continue to erupt.
Mount Bromo in East Java and Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta remain on standby, with exclusion zones also place.
“This a normal situation of an active volcano and there is no need for the public to panic, as long as they remain outside the danger zone,” Mr Nugroho said.
“Don’t try to get closer to the crater to document the volcanic activity in the crater.”
Foreign climbers in the past have ignored the danger zones and attempted to climb Mount Agung, causing rescuers to evacuate them.
BDST: 1423 HRS, APR 22, 2019