Asia-Pacific

Bali's Mount Agung erupts again

Bali's Mount Agung has spewed thick plumes of ash 2,500 metres into the sky in its latest volcanic eruption.

The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has spewed thick plumes of ash 2,500 metres into the sky in the latest eruption, the country's disaster management agency says.

Monday's eruption was brief and there were no casualties, said agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, adding that the resort island's international airport was operating normally.

Authorities raised the warning alert to the highest level on November 27 and ordered the evacuation of nearly 100,000 people.

The 3,031-metre Mount Agung last erupted for a period of almost a year in 1963 and 1964, leaving about 1,200 people dead.

Indonesia sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area known for seismic upheavals and volcanic eruptions.

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