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Bali Island’s volcano erupts after over 50 years

Bali Island’s volcano erupts after over 50 years

Bali Island’s volcano erupts after over 50 years

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

22 Nov, 2017 | 7:03 am

Bali’s national disaster agency states that a volcano on the island erupted for the first time in more than 50 years.

Mount Agung began belching smoke 700m (2,300 ft) above its summit yesterday, Novemer 21, making more that 140,000 people flee their homes.

The volcano last erupted in 1963 killing nearly 1,600 people.

According to the spokesperson of the National Disaster Agency, Mount Agung was undergoing phreatic eruptions, which happen when water beneath the ground or on surface is heated by magma.