Indonesia raises alert level for Bali volcano
September 15, 2017
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia raised the alert level Thursday for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali following an increase in volcanic earthquakes.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the alert has been raised from normal to vigilance.
The country's geological agency recommends villagers and visitors stay further than 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from the mountain's crater. The surrounding Karangasem district, an area of about 840 square kilometers (324 square miles), has a population of 408,000.
The disaster agency said the volcano last erupted in March 1963...