People within 10 km told to evacuate as explosive eruptions send ash 4,000 metres into atmosphere
Indonesian authorities have raised the alarm for a Bali volcano to the highest level, closed the island’s airport and ordered people within 10 km( six miles) to evacuate.
Mount Agung erupted on Saturday evening and three times early Sunday, illuminating its cone with an orange incandescence and sending ash 4,000 metres into the atmosphere.
The national committee for disaster management said Bali’s international airport had closed for 24 hours and authorities would consider reopening it on Tuesday after evaluating the situation.
About 25,000 people living near the mountain have already left their homes and evacuated since Mount Agung first started to spew smoke on Tuesday.
” Continuous ash whiffs are sometimes accompanied by explosive eruptions accompanied by a weak music of boom ,” the national board for disaster management wrote on Facebook.” The lights of flame are increasingly observed at night. This indicates the potential for a larger eruption is imminent .”