Bali lowers alert level for Mt Agung volcano

DENPASAR • The alert level for a rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s Bali island that forced more than 100,000 to flee has been lowered, the authorities said yesterday, but there is still a chance it could erupt.

Volcanic activity in Mount Agung is slowing and the volcano’s status has been lowered from Level 4 “danger” to Level 3 “alert” by Indonesia’s volcanology centre.

The agency said villagers whose homes are located further than 6km from the crater could return home but warned that the mountain had not come to a standstill. Previously, those living 9km to 12km from the crater had to evacuate.

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