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Indonesia: Volcano: 2017/11/21 Country Information on DRR

Period 2017/11/21
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Volcano
Outline Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bal began belching smoke 700m (2,300ft) above its summit on 21 November 2017. More than 140,000 people had fled their homes in recent months before the eruption.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UNOCHA 2017/12/26
On 23 and 24 December, a series of new eruptions from Mt. Agung on Bali island were recorded, with no major impact. An estimated 71,000 affected people remain in 239 evacuation sites.

Reuters 2017/11/27
Indonesia raised its warning for Bali\'s Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island\'s airport and told residents near the summit to immediately evacuate, warning of the \"imminent\" risk of a larger eruption.

Government of Indonesia 2017/11/26
Mount Agung in Bali Province erupted again on Saturday (25/11/2017) at 5:30 pm Bali time. Grayish-black medium pressure ash columns were observed to reach a height of 1.500 m above the peak.

BBC 2017/11/21
Villagers near the mount were first told to leave in August when it started rumbling but were later allowed to return home. Since then the mount has been rumbling intermittently.