Mount Agung, Bali Furious Volcano: 150,000 Are Called on to Evacuate (Video)

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Due to the eruption of the volcano Agung, the international airport of the Indonesian island of Bali was closed and the thousands of tourists are stuck in the airport, hoping to finally come home. Currently, more than 10.000 locals were evacuated.

Nexter made a short video about the Bali natural disaster:  

Larger eruption is imminent 

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Source: interfax

The increased activity of Agung was recorded as early as the end of August.  An active phase of the eruption of the volcano Agung was noticed on the Indonesian island of Bali on Tuesday. Volcanic ash rose to a height of 1 mile and covered the nearby settlements and institutions.

There are observed continuous ash puffs and rare explosive eruptions that could be heard 6-7 miles from the volcano.

The authorities demanded the evacuation of people living closer than 3-4 miles from the volcano.  Then, the evacuation zone was widened to 6 miles. The last eruption of this volcano in 1963 led to the death of thousands of people and injured hundreds of local citizens.

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Source: indonvolcano.blogspot.com

Now, Agung is entering the next phase with a magmatic eruption – lava can be seen from the crater. more than 1,000 people died. The authorities stated around 150,000 residents needed to leave, but so far only 40,000 were evacuated.

Thousands of tourists

Airport scoreboard indicates the cancellation of hundreds of international and domestic flights,  affecting 59,000 passengers on 445 flights (about 200 of them are international). The planes turn around in the air and fly to airports in the closest islands, Singapore, Jakarta, and other cities.

The decision to close the airport was made because of the layer of ash formed as a result of the eruption reached the airspace above the airport.

The official Bali airport website states, “Flight operations at Bali Denpasar Airport (DPS) are currently suspended due to Agung volcanic ash.” 

See the list of the canceled flights below: 

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Source: baliairport.com

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Source: baliairport.com

Beautiful danger: photos and videos

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Source: interfax

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Source: interfax

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Source: interfax

Experience [2] of the Day: ?© by @renaemalone ©?| Nature has an incredible way of making you feel so many different emotions – Picture taken on the early morning of 27 November, 2017, shot during sunrise from above the clouds. * Please tag #baliexperience and follow @bali_experience for all your amazing experiences, and a chance to become one of the next Experiences of the Day. * As mentioned in the previous post, Indonesian authorities have raised the alert for Mount Agung to the highest level. Mount Agung erupted on Saturday evening and three times early Sunday, lighting its cone with an orange glow and sending ash 3.000 meters into the atmosphere. The national board for disaster management said Bali’s international airport would close until 28 November due to ash, which can clog aircraft engines. Bali’s international airport said earlier today that 445 flights had been cancelled, affecting 59.000 traveler. The closure is in place until Tuesday morning, but officials said the situation will be reviewed every six hours. * #bali #travelbali #explorebali #indonesia #asia #travel #travelgram #travelblogger #instatrip #tourist #tourism #getaway #traveling #ilovetravel #holiday #vacation #travellife #balilife #igtravel #igers #mount #agung #volcano #sunrise #ash #clouds #mothernature

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