Bali, Indonesia Location:
2995 m Elevation:
Symmetrical Agung stratovolcano, Bali’s highest and most sacred mountain, towers over the eastern end of the island. The volcano, whose name means “Paramount,” rises above the SE caldera rim of neighboring Batur volcano, and the northern and southern flanks extend to the coast.
Read more in depth information about Agung
volcano at: The Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program
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3th – 9th December 2017
6th December 2017 Published:
Last updated: 11th December – 17:40
Activity of the Volcano:
3th December: Steady degassing (gas) plume was observed at all times during times of observation.
4th December: Similar as the day before. Steady degassing (gas) plume was observed at all times during times of observation.
5th December: No observation.
6th December: Periods of complete calm, and some stronger gas plumes and ash-plumes observed in the afternoon/evening.
7th December: Periods of calm, and few ash-rich plumes observed.
8th December: Increased number of ash-rich plumes observed.
9th December: Increased number of ash-rich plumes observed, reaching heights up to 2000m according to PVMBG.
For updated information on the volcanic activity of Agung Volcano, visit the
homepage of MAGMA Indonesia.
Aerial photo of the East Coast of Bali, with Agung towering in the background. The volcano of Batur can be seen behind it. (3th December)
Later the same morning, Agung emitting a steady degassing plume (3th December)
Relatively heavy degassing plume from Agung (3th December)
In the evening a degassing plume could be seen heading South (3th December)
Sunrise. Emission plume still heading south (4th December)
White degassing/water vapour plume (6th December 2017)
Small ash eruption starts at 17:58 local time (6th December)
Close up on the plume, 17:58 local time (6th December)
18:05 local time. The Plume reaches is heighest point, 7 minutes after it the small eruption occured. (6th December)
Evening. Lightning strikes behind Agung, creating backlight for the volcano. A plume seems to be rising from the summit-crater. (6th December)
Pre-sunrise photo. Decent emission plume can seen. (7th December)
Very clear views from the drone in the morning (7th December 2017)
The clouds get a nice red touch during sunrise (7th December)
These emission plumes sometimes get shapes, that can keep the imagination going. Anyone else see a Elephant emerging from the crater? (7th December)
Volcano photography demands a lot of patience from you as a photogpraher, as mountains often hide under thick clouds. (7th December)
Photo was taken was a bit underexposed, therefore appear a bit too grainy. Sorry. 22:49 local time (7th December)
Plume occurred late evening. (23:31 local time – 7th December 2017)
Plume and Incandescence during the night (8th December 00:22 local time)
Plume and Incandescence from the crater (8th December 01:15 local time)
Ash rich plume emerges at 08:01 local time (8th December)
(8th December 08:03 local time)
Ash rich eruption plume. According to Indonesian authorities the plume rose to 5200m A orange VONA was issued after this plume was seen. (8th December 08:03 local time)
Clouds have covered the volcano, but a new plume becomes visible (8th December 08:42 local time)
Early morning, before sunrise. Ash rich plume. (9th December 05:05 local time)
(05:48 local time) 9 December
Agung looks calm, small degassing plumes from the crater. A group of birds can be seen flying in front of the crater. 06:06 local time (9th December)
(9th December 07:04 local time)
(9th December 07:04 local time)
07:51 local time (9th December)
Ash plume (9th December 07:51 local time)
(9th December 08:18 local time)
(9th December 08:19 local time)