Mount Agung, a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has erupted, sending a plume of volcanic ash that reached 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) into the air.
Dramatic footage of the eruption was captured by a tourist on Wednesday, June 13 and uploaded to Instagram.
The tourist captioned the footage with, “Must admit have been hoping to see an #eruption every time I stay here. Not like the #movies at all, very #peaceful and #quiet. Didn’t #hear or #feel a thing.”
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman from the National Disaster Management Authority in Bali, confirmed the eruption.
“Mount Agung, Bali, erupted on June 13, 2018, at 11:05 am,” he tweeted, adding that the column of volcanic ash reached 2,000 meters.
Telah terjadi erupsi G. Agung, Bali pada tanggal 13 Juni 2018 pukul 11:05 WITA dengan tinggi kolom abu teramati ± 2.000 m di atas puncak. Kolom abu teramati berwarna kelabu dengan intensitas tebal condong ke arah barat daya dan barat. Bali aman. pic.twitter.com/JKSIyt55TW
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) June 13, 2018
He assured the public that Bali remained safe.
Mount Agung previously erupted five times in late November 2017, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate and disrupting air travel.
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