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    A local resident takes a picture of Mount Agung, an active volcano that authorities say is showing increased activity, from a monitoring station in Rendang Village, Karangasem on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia September 19, 2017

    Duck and Cover: Bali Volcano Eruption Threat Spills Into Twitter

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    The impending volcanic eruption on Bali has prompted numerous people to turn to Twitter, discussing how real is this threat and how it might affect the tourists who apparently continue to flock to the island.

    The threat of an imminent eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, which has already caused over 34,000 people to evacuate from the surrounding areas, has attracted the attention of people from all over the world, some of whom took to Twitter to discuss the situation.

    Some people advocated caution, warning that the eruption is imminent.

    Others however sought to assuage people’s concerns and claimed that at this time those traveling to Bali have nothing to worry about.

    One man even pointed out that the threat of a volcanic eruption did little to deter tourists from coming to the island.

    ​And yet some people appeared content to monitor the situation and watch it unfold.

    The last eruption of Mount Agung, which took place in 1963, claimed over 1,000 lives.


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