For many tourists visiting Bali, a large attraction and great adventure is hiking Mt Agung Volcano.

A few years back I did the same and I couldn’t believe how awe-inspiring it was, not to mention how hard it was!

So the news of it erupting is shocking, to say the least.

For those who haven’t seen I have collected some information from various sources to inform and help everyone be aware of whats happening so we can send as much aid as they need.

FACTS SO FAR

– Mount Agung sent an ash cloud into the sky when it erupted on Saturday

– The magmatic eruption comes after steam-blast eruption on Tuesday

– The aviation warning level has been upgraded to red

– An up to 7.5 kilometer exclusion zone extends from the volcano’s summit

Below are some of my favorite photos from my hike, I hope you can see the beauty in such a harsh environment.

Keep scrolling for video of the eruption.

More info: edward-jose.com

Before the sun, there are stars

A perfect spot for sunrise

Shocking video from just below Mt Agung