Timelapse Shows Bali's Mount Agung Volcano Erupting at Daybreak

StoryfulWeatherPublished: November 27, 2017405 views
Published: November 27, 2017

The maximum alert as Bali’s Mount Agung erupted remained in force on Tuesday, November 28. On Saturday, Agung commenced a “sustained ash eruption” that saw plumes reaching nearly two miles high, according to The Jakarta Post. The island’s airport closed on Monday morning, stranding about 59,000 passengers. While the volcano’s activity was said to be unpredictable, scientists said it matched the buildup to the 1963 eruption that left 1,600 dead. The island had issued a mass evacuation order, with around 100,000 residents told to leave the area as the mountain continued to spew volcanic ash with increasing intensity. This time lapse video, shot from neighboring Batur, shows plumes of smoke rising up from the volcano in the early hours of the day. Credit: Instagram/ikpsframes via Storyful

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