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Bali's Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt

Bali's Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt”

Indonesian officials have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the island of Bali for the second time in less than a week.

The Bali Provincial Regional Disaster Management Agency and Karangasem Regency have been told to develop contingency plans for the worst-possible scenario of an eruption, reported Antara news agency.

The volcano's exclusion zone has also been doubled with authorities warning the public to stay six kilometers from the crater and at least 7.5 kilometers away to the north, southeast and south-southwest.

Residents and visitors should be prepared to evacuate at short notice, the agency warned, noting that seismic activity has increased as well as large blasts from the crater.

The BNPB released a written statement on Monday evening which stated that the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) had called on the agency and the Bali Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) to take preemptive measures in case of an eruption.

Nevertheless, the agency is still encouraging locals and tourists to continue with their visits and most planned activities near the area - but suggesting they remain vigilant and continue monitoring the potential eruption.

Mt. Agung's volcanic activity has been increasing since earlier this month, indicated by a string of volcanic tremors.



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