Tourists in Bali are being told to “limit activities” around the crater and peak of Mount Agung, due to increased volcanic activity around the island’s highest peak.
Head of Bali’s Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Made Rentin, told local media on Monday that volcanic earthquakes were being recorded beneath the surface of Mount Agung, according to The Bali Sun.
Rentin confirmed the volcano’s activity status was currently at “normal – level 1” however hikers, tourists and locals were all advised to “limit activities around the crater and peak”.
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BPBD reported 70 earthquakes during November. This included two low-frequency earthquakes, four deep volcanic earthquakes, seven local tectonic earthquakes, and 57 distant tectonic earthquakes, according to the Bali Sun.
Warnings from authorities come under two weeks after a deadly eruption on Sumatra’s Mount Marapi claimed the lives of 22 hikers.
Mount Agung’s last major eruption period took place between 2017 and 2019, during which an estimated 1000,000 people were evacuated.
In 1963 almost 2000 people were killed after a catastrophic eruption from Mount Agung.