Watch Mount Agung ERUPT as tourist hotspot issues 'RED WARNING'

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said ash clouds were moving away from the worldwide airport, which remained open, The Guardian reported.

The first eruption came around 5:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. ET) Saturday, Bali's Regional Disaster Management Agency said.

Per NPR, volcanologist Gede Suantika told Reuters "The activity of Mount Agung has entered the magmatic eruption phase, it is still spewing ash at the moment, but we need to monitor and be cautious over the possibility of a strong, explosive eruption". But within two hours of the eruption, Jetstar cancelled or diverted four flights heading to Bali as well as five flights due to depart from the island.

"I think these latest eruptions are more unsafe, given the thick clouds it's releasing", he said.

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The airport authority is preparing for the worst-case scenario - a total closure caused by a shifting ash cloud, Herson said.

Bali is a major tourist destination, although the main resorts of Kuta and Seminyak are about 70km from the volcano. There hasn't been an increase in seismic activity, he said.

Away from the airport, closer to the volcano, there are no new evacuations and so far no plans to extend an evacuation zone that reaches up to 7.5 kilometres from the crater.

Under these circumstances, Garuda Indonesia enforces exemption policy for cancellation fee, rebooking/reroute fee, refund fee, administration fee and other ticket change fees for passengers who have scheduled flights to and from Lombok.

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Some 25,000 people have been prevented from returning to their homes since the volcano awoke in September.

It is feared that the volcano erupts for the first time since 1963, when almost 1,600 people had died.

However, according to Phys.org, while scientists believe Mount Agung will continue to smoke for up to a month or more, a similar eruption is not considered particularly likely now.

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