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Sep262017

Thousands Flee Bali's Mount Agung After Volcano Threat Level Is Raised

"Residents, tourists and climbers are being told to stay far away from Mount Agung, a large volcano in Bali where hundreds of shallow volcanic earthquakes have been recorded in recent days. The volcano's last eruption, in 1963, killed more than 1,000 people."

"The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation raised the alarm on Friday."

"'The disaster mitigation agency said 48,540 people had fled and the number was expected to rise because more than 60,000 people lived in the danger zone,' Agence France-Presse reports."

"Agung is the highest point in Bali. An eruption would likely bring deadly threats from a rain of heavy ash, as well as from pyroclastic flares (volcanic stones) and pyroclastic flows (lava)."

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