Repost : @Jackie Pomeroy .
03 July daily update.
● It has been a very long night for everyone. Gunung Agung was busy yesterday and all night long, shown in the seismograph attached. PVMBG reported a series of 5 smallish eruptions – a set of three in the morning between 06:00-07:00, and then another pair between 13:00-14:00. Then came the big surprise as everyone was settling in for the night, a Strombolian eruption at 21:04. A Strombolian eruption is one that throws incandescent cinders and lava bombs up to hundreds of meters high. We watched Agung throw glowing material up to 2 km from the crater last night in the livecam from Bukit Asah, which I am also attaching. This set fire to the slopes filled with dead brush and trees (especially on the northern and eastern slopes), and those did not die out until early this morning. Unfortunately, many people watching from afar mistook the fires moving down the slopes for lava, which they were NOT. All of this drama was followed by another eruption this morning at 04:13 (21 mm amplitude, lasting about 7 minutes). Photo Credit @johntideman