July 29, 2018

This morning we were ripped from our sleep by an earthquake.  The bed swayed horizontally back and forth as if it were on a ship in high seas.  The beams groaned, then photos framed behind glass fell off the shelf in the back of the room cracking and splintering to the...

July 6, 2018

During the past few days the volcano has erupted several times, distributing tephra, probably a mixture of new lava and old lava which has been molten again, on the mountain top and emitting ash clouds, as already seen before. Since one of the ash clouds rose to a high...

July 3, 2018

Yesterday evening, the as yet biggest eruption of Mount Agung occured: It was a strombolian eruption, hurling red hot tephra into the air, which landed on the top third of the volcano. There it set fire to the vegetation, causing the mountain to glow spectacularly in t...

June 29, 2018

He is doing it again: Shortly before the start of the high season in Bali, the volcano produces an ash cloud which causes the closure of Denpasar's airport for several hours today. Registered tourists cancel their bookings and look for volcano-free holiday destinations...

June 28, 2018

The volcano gives us no rest: Time and again it puffs out smaller or bigger smokey clouds into the sky, like a notorious chain smoker. However, all of them are harmless phreatic eruptions, i.e. explosions in the crater, which are caused by a combination of heat and wat...

June 13, 2018

Today at around 11 am local time, the volcano erupted once more. It was a slightly bigger, phreatic eruption, which produced an ash cloud of about 2 km height and which was accompagnied by a small, local earthquake of 2.8 magnitude. The Agung is still constantly monito...

May 11, 2018

Volcano Agung is not dangerous but at least eerie while his collegue, shield volcano Kilauea, wreaks havoc on Hawaii. On April 30th Bali's biggest volcano erupted again and hurled ash up to 1500 meters above the crater. The eruption occured shortly before 11 pm. Whoeve...

April 16, 2018

Although the alert level was reduced to level 3 in February the people who once more live in the closer vicinity of the volcano cannot relax. This month, or better this half of the month, has already seen three eruptions. These were small eruptions with ash clouds of u...

February 12, 2018

After a period of more than 4 month at the highest alert level (4) for the volcano, the level could finally be downgraded on the 10th of February. The exclusion zone around the crater was reduced from 6 to 4 kilometers. Since this region is inhabited anyway, now, even...

January 20, 2018

Slowly but surely we got used to the more or less spectacular phreatic eruptions during the past two months. A little reminder: During a phreatic eruption, water reacts explosively with extreme heat, sometimes also hurling ash through the air. In case of the Agung, thi...

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