Today (Tuesday 13th February) 11.49am, Agung erupted. Again.
The eruption lasted 2½ minutes and produced an ash cloud 1.5km high. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a BNPB spokesman, said:
“There was no follow-up eruption. The exclusion zone is within a 4km radius”
Luckily there has been no repeat of the flight cancelling chaos that resulted in the November eruption last year, which cost the island hundreds of millions in lost revenue. It’s hard to say whether this is the end of the drama surrounding the potential disaster waiting on the Island of the Gods. But when it comes to volcanos – no news is good news.
Check out the footage of the Agungs most recent eruption via the Stratis times: