Bali [Indonesia], Nov. 27 (ANI): Around 100,000 people on the island of Bali are to be evacuated from a danger zone around the Mount Agung volcano, which is spewing ash following the volcanic erupting, said an official in Indonesia.
Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar, Bali's capital has also been closed. It is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, but could be postponed based on conditions, reported the New York Times.
The eruption at Mount Agung has become magmatic, the country's disaster management agency said, warning that a larger eruption could be imminent. As a result, the alert status for the surrounding area has been raised to level 4, the highest level.
Mount Agung spewed smoke reportedly as high as 4,000 m above its summit and disrupted at least 28 flights departing and arriving at the island.
The region around Mount Agung has been on alert since late September when more than 140,000 people were told to evacuate over fears of an imminent eruption.