Volcano Erupts in Bali, Flights Canceled

June 28, 2018 Updated: June 28, 2018

A number of flights have been disrupted after Indonesia’s Mount Agung erupted.

Twenty-two Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin, and Air Asia flights were disrupted between Thursday night and Friday morning, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The airlines will continue to assess conditions as of Friday, with customers encouraging to check flight websites.

On Thursday, Agung emitted a plume of smoke about 5,000 feet above its peak, heading west, the Jakarta Post reported.

Photos posted on social media show a plume of white colored smoke in the distance.

The West Australian reported that there was a 2-mile exclusion zone around the mountain. Tremors were reported for a several-hour period.

“Mount Agung erupted but operations [at the airport] remain normal. We are trying to map all the routes,” Ngurah Rai International Airport spokesman Arie Ahsanurrohim said to airlines, according to The Jakarta Post.

Ahsanurrohim told Channel News Asia that Jetstar canceled 14 flights after the eruption.

Indonesia is located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” known for earthquakes and a number of active volcanoes.

The Ring of Fire is located within the basin of the Pacific Ocean, lined with around 75 percent of the world’s total active volcanoes.


Credit: @ivana_ica via Storyful



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