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Indonesia shrinks danger zone around grumbling Bali volcano

From Reuters - January 3, 2018

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia shrank the exclusion zone around a grumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali on Thursday after fears of an imminent eruption, allowing farmers to return to their homes.

The 3,000-meter Mount Agung remains on alert for a major eruption, but officials said the danger zone around the crater would be reduced to a six-km (four-mile) radius from 10 km.

Mount Agung remains in an eruption phase and could affect settlements. All parties are urged to remain cautious, Agung Pribadi, press relations officer at the natural resources ministry, said in a statement.

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