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The eruption of Mount Agung viewed from Muncan Village in Karangasem district, Bali, on November 28, 2017. Muhammad Fauzy Chaniago/AAP

Here’s how to keep up with the latest on Mt Agung, the Bali volcano

The world watches and waits to see what will happen next at Bali’s Mt Agung, an active volcano.
Balinese farmers with Mount Agung in the background. Areas with high volcanic activity also have some of the world’s most fertile farmlands. Reuters/Darren Whiteside

How Mount Agung’s eruption can create the world’s most fertile soil

Volcanic ash can cause a nuisance to farmers, burying agricultural lands and damaging crops. But in the long term, this ash will create highly productive soil that can support huge populations.

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