Bali’s Mount Agung Erupts

June 13, 2018

Mount Agung, a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has erupted, sending a plume of volcanic ash that reached 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) into the air.

Dramatic footage of the eruption was captured by a tourist on Wednesday, June 13 and uploaded to Instagram.

The tourist captioned the footage with, “Must admit have been hoping to see an #eruption every time I stay here. Not like the #movies at all, very #peaceful and #quiet. Didn’t #hear or #feel a thing.”

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman from the National Disaster Management Authority in Bali, confirmed the eruption.

“Mount Agung, Bali, erupted on June 13, 2018, at 11:05 am,” he tweeted, adding that the column of volcanic ash reached 2,000 meters.

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