Thousands evacuated near Mount Agung volcano on Bali, Indonesia, amid fears of first eruption in 50 years

6000 people have been evacuated from villages near a volcano on Bali amid fears it could erupt for the first time in 50 years.

Authorities warned tourists to avoid hiking or camping within four miles (6km) of Mount Agung as tremors shook the area and smoke rose above the crater.

Officials said 6,000 people have been moved for safety reasons so far and more would follow.

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Thousands evacuated ater tremors and smoke rising above the crater of the Agung volcano on Bali spark fears of the first eruption in 50 years. via News.Sky

Alert has been raised for Agung volcano of III to IV. Volcanic activity remains high and there are indications of magma rising to the surface and causing tremors said oficials working for the National Disaster Management Agency.

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Increase in seismic activity at Agung volcano on Bali, Indonesia

There should be zero public activity within the specified radius in case there is an eruption.

Some residents in villages at the foot of Mount Agung were reluctant to leave immediately, while others gathered to watch the volcano.

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brush fires on the northeastern slopes of the volcano. via Ubud Now and Then

Eruptions at Mount Agung between 1963 and 1964 killed more than 1,000 people and injured hundreds.

Indonesia sits right on the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, which had a crazy seismic activity in recents days, with 4 earthquakes larger than 6 in magnitude hitting within 24 hours.

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