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Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

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EVACUATION. A boy sits behind his parents and villagers after being evacuated during the raised alert levels for the volcano on Mount Agung in Klungkung regency on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 22, 2017. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Mount Agung, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August and officials recommend people stay at least 9 kilometers away from the crater

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Sept. 22, 2017) — Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late Friday, September 22, after tremors prompted thousands to flee over fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. Continue reading Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee