Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia erupted on June 28 (Source:VNA)

Jakarta (VNA)
– Dozens of flights to and from the Indonesian tourist island of Bali were canceled as Mount Agung in the island erupted on June 28.

The eruption emitted a plume of volcanic ash reaching up to over 1,000 metres.

As many as 25 flights to and from Bali of the Malaysia-based airline AirAsia were canceled.

Arie Ahsanurrohim, spokesman of the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, said the Australian airline JetStar also canceled 14 flights to and from the island due to the impact of the volcanic eruption.

Meanwhile the National Agency for Disaster Management of Indonesia said flights are not in danger.

After 50 years, Agung volcano resumed its activities in November 2017, making local authorities raise the alert status to the highest level. The I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport had to close for three days due to the volcano while another airport on nearby Lombok island also halted its operation for a while.

A series of eruptions at Mount Agung during 1963-1964 killed more than 1,600 people and injured hundreds.

Indonesia lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire where several tectonic plates meet and cause 90 percent of the world’s seismic activity. The country is currently home to nearly 130 active volcanoes.-VNA