Officials at the Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement on Monday that a Bali volcano eruption is “imminent” though the exact scale remains unclear.
Bali’s international airport has reopened allowing tourists to leave the island despite the volcano still hurling ash 9,800 feet into the air.
Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,700 people and destroying many villages in one of the most devastating eruptions in Indonesia’s history.
The latest maps released by the Pacific Disaster Centre show that clouds of volcanic ash from Mount Agung are spreading east-southeast, compiling further misery on those hoping to fly off the island.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson for Bali’s disaster mitigation agency, said the ash is being impacted by the Chempaka tropical cyclone, which is currently raging south of the island.
Experts have warned despite less volcanic ash spewing from Mount Agung the danger still remains.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the bali volcano was releasing less ash as Mount Agung gradually calms.
He said seismic activity had reduced and no black or grey ash could be seen coming from the top of Mount Agung.
However, experts have warned the threat of eruption remains.
Volcanologist Dr Janine Krippner said: “This does not mean it is over. Fluctuations in activity are now a normal part of the life of volcanoes.”
This has left Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika to extend the state of emergency on the island until at least December 10 as residents prepare for another Mount Agung eruption.Sukron Kastir Jazakumulloh kheir karena kunjungan Antum di blog ini dan membaca tulisan Bali Volcano News: Mount Agung Residents Ignore DEADLY Lava Warning – ERUPTION IMMINENT. Semoga Bermanfaat dan Selamat membaca berita ini :)