Mt. Agung, to the northeast of Denpasar, now begins to erupt. Thus far, this is in the form of a towering cloud of ash, which, today, has closed the airport for safety purposes. Molten lava is still filling the crater of the volcano and the greatest fear is that this will soon spill over and down the slopes into the populated areas below. The government has so far done a good job in evacuating citizens, but many lives and livelihoods will be affected nonetheless by a major flow of magma.

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