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Bali's Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruption

Bali's Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruptionA volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali erupted Sunday, belching ash high into the air and over nearby villages as officials warned tourists to keep clear of the area. Mount Agung has been erupting periodically since it rumbled back to life in 2017, when it grounded hundreds of flights and left 120,000 visitors stranded. “Residents near Mount Agung as well as climbers and tourists should not carry out any activity in the danger zone or within four-kilometre radius from the crater,” the centre said in a statement.



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Bali's Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruption

Bali's Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruptionA volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali erupted Sunday, belching ash high into the air and over nearby villages as officials warned tourists to keep clear of the area. Mount Agung has been erupting periodically since it rumbled back to life in 2017, when it grounded hundreds of flights and left 120,000 visitors stranded. “Residents near Mount Agung as well as climbers and tourists should not carry out any activity in the danger zone or within four-kilometre radius from the crater,” the centre said in a statement.



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Bali volcano shoots new burst of ash; flights unaffected

Bali volcano shoots new burst of ash; flights unaffectedDENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali shot a new burst of hot ash into the air early Sunday in the latest of the country's several eruptions within a week.



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Indonesian Volcano Shrinks After Collapse Triggers Tsunami

Indonesian Volcano Shrinks After Collapse Triggers TsunamiThe height of the more than 90-year-old volcano has been reduced to about 110 meters from 338 meters after eruptions intensified in the past week, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation. The eruptions also eroded the mass volume of the volcano to about 40 to 70 million cubic meters from 180 million earlier, it said. The shrinking of the volcano in height and size reduces the risk of another landslide leading to a tsunami, Antonius Ratdomopurbo, secretary of Indonesian energy ministry’s geology agency, told reporters in Jakarta on Saturday.



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Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption sizeJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Scientists say Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and collapsed a week ago triggering a deadly tsunami, is now only about a quarter of its pre-eruption size.



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Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its heightThe Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves. A section of Anak Krakatoa’s crater collapsed after an eruption and slid into the ocean, generating the tsunami last Saturday night. A visual analysis by the Indonesian volcanology agency found the volcano has lost more than two-thirds of its height, an official said Saturday.



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Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano

Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcanoJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather and a massive ash column hampered efforts to assess whether Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island could trigger another deadly tsunami as authorities said Friday the search for victims in the worst-affected province will continue into January.



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Indonesia says avoid coast near volcano, fearing new tsunami

Indonesia says avoid coast near volcano, fearing new tsunamiCARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities urged people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed at least 430 people over the weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the catastrophic 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami.



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Indonesia hunts for survivors as volcano tsunami toll nears 400

Indonesia hunts for survivors as volcano tsunami toll nears 400Thick clouds of ash spewed from Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island where a crater collapse at high tide late on Saturday set off waves that smashed into coastal areas on both sides of the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java. Earthquakes flattened parts of the island of Lombok in July and August, and a double quake-and-tsunami killed more than 2,000 people on a remote part of Sulawesi island in September. “At least 373 people have died, while 128 people are currently missing,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency, said on Monday evening.



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Indonesia hunts for survivors as volcano tsunami toll nears 400

Indonesia hunts for survivors as volcano tsunami toll nears 400Thick clouds of ash spewed from Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island where a crater collapse at high tide late on Saturday set off waves that smashed into coastal areas on both sides of the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java. Earthquakes flattened parts of the island of Lombok in July and August, and a double quake-and-tsunami killed more than 2,000 people on a remote part of Sulawesi island in September. “At least 373 people have died, while 128 people are currently missing,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency, said on Monday evening.



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