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Mount Agung - November 2017

Mount Agung Eruption - November 2017

February 2019 Mount Agung had erupted back in November 2017 and even in February 2019 we were getting people ask us if this volcano was still erupting and how dangerous was it. The answer for this was that yes Mount Agung was erupting and yes the media were still referring back to it every now and then. To put this eruption in perspective though, there was a six kilometre exclusion zone put in place around Mount Batur. Then, to put that in perspective, Kuta, the heart of Bali is 68 kilometres from Mount Agung. Mount Batur to Mount Agung, that's 18 kilometres away as the crow flies, (nearly 50km's driving). Although when standing on Mount Batur and watching the sunrise over Mount Agung, yeah, it looks about five to seven kilometres away. it's actually 18 kilometres away. There were no recorded deaths in the November 2017 eruption and just as importantly, lava wasn't flowing through the streets of Kuta, or anywhere for that matter.

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