People watching the spectacle of Sicily's Mount Etna volcano erupting were caught by surprise when flowing magma hit thick snow, unleashing an explosion. Rocks rained down on the bystanders, who included a TV crew that captured the moment on film.
Mount Agung has shown its devastating power in the past. Now, it's simmering once more. Geophysicist Jacqueline Salzer tells DW about the different ways the volcano can kill.
More than 120,000 people have fled the region around Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali. Vanuatu, also on the Pacific Ring of Fire, has evacuated one of its islands as the Manaro volcano threatens to erupt.
Scientists say Bali's Mount Agung volcano is set to blow. Previous major volcanic eruptions have had a cooling effect on the climate, with one even leading to what became known as the "year without a summer."
Indonesia's disaster agency says more than 75,000 people have fled
the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali because of
fears of an eruption.
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