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Two airports in Bali closed by asspuwende volcano

The volcano, Mount Agung, on the Indonesian island of Bali, which as spitting up to 2.5 km high in the atmosphere, the air traffic on the island is largely paralysed. The international airport is now open again.

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For security reasons, the authorities decided Friday to the international airport of Denpasar city and two nearby airports to close. Almost 75,000 passengers are affected. Anything less than 450 for Friday scheduled flights are deleted.

The international airport is now open again. The wind has changed direction, causing the dispersion of ashes is not directly a problem for the aircraft, says the director of the local airport authorities.

The Mount Agung is months restless, with smaller and medium-sized eruptions. The dreaded catastrophe remained until now. In november, the government the highest warning level, which, in February, after a gradual decline of the volcanic activity but, again, with a small ladder was lowered.

Ring of Fire

The last deadly eruption of the 3.031 meters high volcano dates back to 1963 and 1964. Then came 1200 people to life.

Indonesia lies on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, the geologically most active zone in the world, where different tectonic plates of the earth’s crust on each other collide. It is arranged to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Only in Indonesia there are more than 120 active volcanoes.

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