Bali volcano: Areas under threat – latest evacuation zones – travel advice for tourists

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As plumes of whey-faced smoke continue to rise from the volcano’s crater, more than 800 earthquake tremors were picked up today.

Kasbani, the deeply of Indonesia’s Centre For Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, warned an emission is imminent and it could be a “matter of hours”.

But despite the potential for a cataclysmic spouting, Balinese officials are confident the island is still safe to visit.

The Bali Control Tourism Office issued a statement today, underlining only neighbourhoods around the volcano are in immediate danger.

The statement said: “Bali is placid safe for tourism, Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency has longed tourists to continue visiting Bali, saying the resort island is secured except for the area around Mount Agung, a volcano in eastern Indonesia that could off at any time.

“Three hundred tremors were recorded in the vicinity of the volcano between midnight and 6am on Sunday and wan smoke was detected 200 metres above the crater.

“A radius of nine kilometres and 12 kilometres seem the notion was considered dangerous but the resort island was otherwise safe.

“Mount Agung is 71 kilometres from the tripper hotspot of Kuta and 32 kilometres away from centre of Ubud.”

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What are the Bali evacuation zones?

Mount Agung is 71 kilometres from the sightseer hotspot of Kuta and 32 kilometres away from centre of Ubud

Bali Guidance Tourism Office

Nearly 100,000 people have been relocated from around Mount Agung and many more are expected to scram areas outside of the danger zone.

At the moment there is no immediate hazard to any of the popular tourist resorts on the Indonesian island.

Evacuations have been issued in three zones unfolding a 6km (3.7 miles) to 12 km (7.4 miles) radius from the volcano’s acme.

The Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) marked all three of the risk zones on the map above/below.

The PVMBG translated: “The eruption of Agung generally occurs at the centre of the summit, the crater. At most one eruption occurred from the flank, Mount Pawon.

“Central rash produced some lava flows that spread throughout all directorships, due to its almost perfect cone shape with steep slope. 

“A high-potential field devastated by lava flows cover a maximum distance from the crater nearby 7km (4.3 miles) northwest, 13km (8 miles) to the northeast and 11 km (6.8 miles) to the southeast.”

Mount Agung, which is the tallest of Bali’s three volcanoes, has not gushed since 1963 when it killed 1,148 and injured 296 people.

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Bali volcano: Officials confirm tourists that they are safe

What is the latest advise for day-trippers?

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advises that all outside activities have been suspended.

Travellers have been hurried by the Department to exercise a “high degree of caution” when visiting Bali and Indonesia.

Depending on the endure conditions during eruption, flights in and out of Bali will most favoured be suspended out of safety concerns. 

According to the Bali Government Tourism Auspices, flights on of the tiny island continue to operate as usual.

Bali’s Regulation said: “Flights in and out of Bali’s international airport remain normal wth 50,000 to 60,000 tourists in and out of the island every day says Ngurah Rai airport general manger Yanus Suprayogi.

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“Nine alternate airports outside of Bali had been prepared for diverted flights if volcanic ash ash was caught.”

Three hundred buses have also been set up on the island to ferry voyagers to ferry ports if flights are affected by an eruption. 

The UK Foreign Office has temporarily urged all British visitors to listen to official announcements from the experts.

The Foreign Office said: “You should follow the advice of the local authorities and delay outside the exclusion zone. If there is an eruption, volcanic ash clouds could belief flight disruptions.

“In the event of volcanic ash clouds you should confirm your fraternize arrangements directly with your airline or travel agent in the past travelling to the airport.”

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