Bali’s Mount Agung volcano erupts overnight

Bali’s Mount Agung volcano erupts overnight

BALI’S Mount Agung volcano has erupted again overnight, spewing ash into the sky to a height of up to 2km.

There were no immediate reports of casualties after the active volcano erupted at 7pm on Sunday, followed by a second eruption at around 3.21am.

No volcanic ash has reached the airport but the eruption has not affected Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, with no current delays to flights.

Qantas, Jetstar and Air Asia are all running as scheduled.

The volcano’s status remains on alert at level three of four possible levels and authorities continued to impose a 4km exclusion zone.

A thick ash column was blown to the southwest, causing a drizzle of volcanic ash in the Karangasem, Bangli and Klunglung districts, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency, said.

“This a normal situation of an active volcano and there is no need for the public to panic, as long as they remain outside the danger zone,” Mr Nugroho said.