Alert level raised for Agung volcano, site of one of the largest eruptions of 20th century

– September 15, 2017

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Agung volcano in Karangasem district of the province of Bali from 1 to 2 (of 4) on Thursday, September 14, 2017, following an increase in volcanic earthquakes detected on Wednesday, September 13. The last eruption of this volcano occurred in 1963/64.

PVMBG warned residents and tourists to keep away at least 3 km (1.8 miles) from the crater and cautioned against panic, saying there would be further increases in volcanic activity and changes to the alert level before an eruption.

This volcano has a history of eruptive activity characterized by explosive and effusive eruptions, pyroclastic and lava flows.