Eruption imminent? Bali’s Mount Agung volcano is spewing steam and sulphurous smoke with some-more power as a …

Bali’s Mount Agung volcano final erupted in 1963.  Gusti Nyoman Dauh, now 72, lived by it as a teenager.


From his temporary shelter, he recalls a final time he had to run for his life as his residence was flattened.

‘It was around 11:30am, we immediately ran, we had zero with us solely a garments we were wearing,’ Dauh said

Gusti Nyoman Dauh, 72, says his residence was flattened a final time Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupted in 1963

Gusti Nyoman Dauh, 72, says his residence was flattened a final time Bali’s Mount Agung volcano erupted in 1963

‘I was fearful and panicked. Our residence was flattened by a eruption. It was scary.’

In 1963 pyroclastic flows – a quick relocating brew of gas and volcanic element – widespread 13 kilometres from a crater.

‘At night all was jolt since of a earthquake, we evacuated on feet by dry roads,’ pronounced Nengah Bunter, 70, during another depletion centre.

‘Mount Agung had been erupting for 3 months when a supervision evacuated us. The lava and rocks had already been issuing nearby my house.’

Survivors of a 1963 Mount Agung volcano tear remember being evacuated 50 years ago, when a cascading ash, rocks and prohibited gas killed 1,600 people

Survivors of a 1963 Mount Agung volcano tear remember being evacuated 50 years ago, when a cascading ash, rocks and prohibited gas killed 1,600 people

Nyoman Lanus Kecil, 75, added: ‘It started raining charcoal so we ran away. we listened there was a boat withdrawal for another island, though when we arrived there was nothing.’

Officials wish softened record and early warnings this time meant a disaster on a scale of 1963 will be averted.

‘During a 1963 Mount Agung eruption, apparently a record was not as good as what we have now, there were no volcanologists propelling people to evacuate, that’s because a series of victims was high,’ pronounced Surono, one of a country’s heading volcanologists, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

Indonesia is a world’s many active volcanic segment with 127 active volcanoes.

The Southeast Asian archipelago lies on a Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ where tectonic plates collide, causing visit seismic and volcanic activity.

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