Mount Agung

Mount Agung is a stratovolcano located on the Island of Bali, Indonesia, rising to 3031m. The volcano recently begun erupting again after 50 years of being dormant. This eruptive phase is ongoing.

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Coordinates: -8.342660, 115.507062
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

 

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Mount Agung's Eruptive History

1843 Eruption after many years of being dormant.
1963-64 Major eruption and one of the most devastating in Indonesia's history. Events started with volcanic tremors in surrounding villages. In early Feb, large explosions were heard and ash plumes observed. In late Feb, lava began flowing down the northern slopes. In March, a significant series of eruptions occurred (the largest being VEI 5) sending ash plumed upwards of 10km high. These eruptions also caused pyroclastic flows killing upwards of 2000 people. Lahars also occurred due to heavy rainfall killing a further 200 people.
2017-Ongoing

After 50 years of the volcano being dormant, a series of tremors in Sept gave warning that the volcano was about to awake again. Spooked by events in 1963, Indonesia authorities raised the alert to the highest level possible and evacuated over 100,000 people. A 12km exclusion zone was also put in place. Two months passed with no eruption - however come November, a small phreatic eruption took place with an ash plume rising to 3000m. A couple of weeks later a magmatic eruption phase began which closed the nearby Airport.

In 2018, a strombolian eruption occurred, suggesting the crust on the lava dome had exploded.

In 2019, eruptive activity continues. In May, an eruption created a plume rising to 4000m.

 

 


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