Mount Agung spew ashes on July 6, 2018. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Mount Agung volcano on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on April 21 spewed a column of ashes by up to 2,000 metres onto the sky, leaving rains of ashes.

Rains of ashes with an intensity ranging from thin to thick have been pouring down in the districts of Karang Asem, Klungkung and Bangli, spokesman of national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Thousands of masks have been distributed to the communities amid the fears of the ashes impacting human respiratory, Sutopo said.

The eruption occurred at 08:23am (local time) with belching of ash and smoke heading southwest of the crater, he said.

No report of casualty has so far been reached after the eruption, Sutopo said, adding that no halt of flight however took place at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Mount Agung alert status’s remains at the second highest level with no-go zone at four km from the crater.

Mount Agung is situated in Karangasem district and about 70 km from tourist hub Kuta. In its last eruption in 1963, more than 1,100 people were killed.-VNA