KARANGASEM, Indonesia – A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted some international flights to the popular tourist destination and dusted nearby resorts and villages with a thin layer of ash.
Mount Agung erupted on Saturday evening and three times early Sunday, lighting its cone with an orange glow and sending ash 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) into the atmosphere. It is still gushing and the dark grey clouds are moving toward the neighbouring island of Lombok, a direction that is away from Bali’s airport, where nearly all scheduled domestic and international flights were continuing Sunday.
Australian airline Jetstar, which cancelled nine flights to and from Bali on Saturday evening, says most of its flights will operate normally Sunday.
WATCH: Bali’s Mount Agung erupts spewing ash, disrupts airport