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Phreatic eruptions are steam-driven explosions that occur when water beneath the ground or on the surface is heated by magma, lava, or hot rocks, The intense heat may cause water to boil and flash to steam, thereby generating an explosion of steam, water, ash, blocks, and bombs.
|Date: August 2017 - November 2017
|Area: Mount Agung
|Impact: 40,000 people to be evacuated from 22 villages around Mount Agung