On the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, the volcano Agung erupted again. Above the mountain, ash clouds rose up to two kilometers on Friday. The more than 3000 meters high Ganung Agung – the full name – has been active again since the end of 2017.
Indonesia’s civil protection authority assured that there was no danger for tourists. “Bali is safe for tourists,” said spokesman Sutopo Nugroho. The volcano is also relatively far away from the tourist centers. The Agung keeps the people in Bali with small and medium eruptions for many months in breath again and again.
However, the feared big outbreak has so far remained. The area within a radius of four kilometers was declared a restricted zone. In a disaster in 1963/64, more than a thousand people died there.
Indonesia is located on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, the geologically most active zone of the earth, where various plates of the earth’s crust meet. There are more than 120 active volcanoes on the various islands, more than any other country in the world.