Mount Agung

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Mount Agung
Mount Agung is at the left; Mount Batur, or what remains of it, is to the right of center

Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a volcano on Bali. Mount Agung last erupted in 1963-1964. The lava just missed the Mother Temple of Besakih, which is located on high on the slopes of this sacred mountain. Over 1,000 people were killed and a number of villages were destroyed in this eruption.

Gunung Agung is an active volcano, with a large and deep crater that occasionally emits smoke and ash. The last major eruptions occurred in November 2017.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupts". BBC News. 2017-11-21. Retrieved 2017-11-21.