• IA

Boom!

On 24 May at 19.23 the Gunung Agung broke out again. With a loud boom, which could be heard until Ubud more than 30 km away, it threw glowing tephra as far as 3 km. The ash cloud rising 3 km above the crater briefly hindered air traffic. Some flights to and from Australia were delayed and a few were cancelled. Although very spectacular, this was only one of the many strombolian eruptions that have taken place every 5-6 days on average since December last year. The experts do not expect any major eruptions that could endanger human lives for the time being.