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An ash plume towers above Bali's Agung volcano on 12 March 1963. Five days later a devastating eruption produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that killed 1,148 people. Another powerful eruption on 16 May caused additional fatalities. The eruption left tens of thousands homeless. Photo by K. Kusumadinata, 1963 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

An ash plume towers above Bali's Agung volcano on 12 March 1963. Five days later a devastating eruption produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that killed 1,148 people. Another powerful eruption on 16 May caused additional fatalities. The eruption left tens of thousands homeless.

Photo by K. Kusumadinata, 1963 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

Keywords: eruption | ash plume | ash | explosive eruption


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