We are used to volcanoes erupting for real in movies, with lava splashing in all directions and devastating consequences. However, in recent years, volcanoes in Bali have erupted rarely and have not caused serious damage.
Volcanic ash released into the air during an eruption can create ash clouds that cause flight cancellations. It is also harmful for them to breathe - which is why residents of settlements close to volcanoes are evacuated during eruptions.
Volcanoes in Bali often show underground activity. During serious eruptions, this turned into earthquakes. The last earthquake occurred on August 29. No one was hurt then.
The most famous volcanic eruptions in Bali
Eruption of Batur in 1926
Volcano Batur, although not as large as Mount Agung, has left its mark on the history of the island.
The 1926 eruption destroyed dozens of villages and caused significant property damage.
Since then, Mount Batur has remained active and periodically produced small eruptions, but mostly ash.
Agung eruption in 1963-1964
One of the most serious and destructive eruptions in Bali's history occurred from November 1963 to January 1964.
The eruption of Agung was accompanied by powerful earthquakes, lava flows and volcanic storms.
This eruption took away many settlements. The Balinese spent many years trying to restore their normal lives after this eruption.
The eruption significantly changed the landscape of the island.
Agung eruption in 2017
In 2017, Mount Agung became active again. Then everything turned out to be an evacuation, albeit a very massive one.
The eruption lasted several months and included emissions of ash and lava.
Airlines began to massively cancel flights flying to Bali or flying over the island.
Agung eruption in 2019
This eruption affected an area within a 3 km radius around the volcano and lasted only four and a half minutes. And, of course, it left behind a lot of interesting shots.