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Mount Agung erupts again, Kamchatka's Klyuchevsky volcano sends ash plume to 18000 ft

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 21, 2019
Mount Agung on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has erupted again, spewing volcanic ash into the sky to a height of 2km.
Klyuchevsky volcano
Asia   Kamchatka's Klyuchevsky volcano
The active volcano erupted at 3.21am on Sunday and the thick ash column was blown to the southwest, causing a drizzle of volcanic ash in the Karangasem, Bangli and Klunglung districts, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency, said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties but the volcano’s status remains on alert, or level three of four possible levels. Authorities continue to impose a four-kilometre exclusion zone around the active volcano.

Two other volcanoes, popular with tourists on the island of Java, also continue to erupt.

Mount Bromo in East Java and Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta remain on standby, with exclusion zones also place.

Explosive activity from Klyuchevsky volcano continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18000 ft (5500 m) altitude or flight level 180 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction.