We recently heard the news about the biggest mountain in Bali that will erupt. after I browse and I will summarize information about the biggest mountain. And Some travel advice when Mount Agung volcano erupts really happened by our accommodation service.
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Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a volcano in Bali in Indonesia, located south east of Mount Batur volcano, also in Bali. Gunung Agung stratovolcano is the highest point on Bali. It dominates the surrounding area, influencing the climate, especially rainfall patterns.
Balinese believe that Mount Agung is a replica of Mount Meru, the central axis of the universe. One legend holds it that the mountain is a fragment of Meru brought to Bali by the first Hindus. The most important temple on Bali, Pura Besakih, is located high on the slopes of Gunung Agung.
Gunung Agung last erupted in 1963–1964 in one of the largest and most devastating in Indonesia’s history. Since then, there has been zero eruptions until 2017. It is still active with a large and very deep crater which occasionally belches smoke and ash. From a distance, the mountain appears to be perfectly conical.
From the peak of the mountain, it is possible to see the peak of Mount Rinjani on the nearby island of Lombok, to the east, although both mountains are frequently covered in clouds.
On February 18, 1963, local residents heard loud explosions and saw clouds rising from the crater of Mount Agung. On February 24, lava began flowing down the northern slope of the mountain, eventually traveling 7 km in the next 20 days. On March 17, the volcano erupted (VEI 5), sending debris 8 to 10 km into the air and generating massive pyroclastic flows. These flows devastated numerous villages, killing an estimated 1,100—1,500 people. Cold lahars caused by heavy rainfall after the eruption killed an additional 200. A second eruption on May 16 led to pyroclastic flows that killed another 200 inhabitants. Minor eruptions and flows followed and lasted almost a year.
The lava flows missed, sometimes by mere yards, the Mother Temple of Besakih. The saving of the temple is regarded by Balinese as miraculous and a signal from the gods that they wished to demonstrate their power but not destroy the monument that the Balinese had erected.
Andesite was the dominant lava type with some samples mafic enough to be classified as basaltic andesite.
In September 2017, an increase of seismic activity around the volcano raised the alert level to the highest level and about 122,500 people evacuated their houses around the volcano. The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management declared a 12-kilometer exclusion zone around the volcano on September 24.
Evacuees have gathered in sports halls and other community buildings around Klungkung, Karangasem, Buleleng and other areas. The monitoring station is located in Tembuku, Rendang, Karangasem Regency, where intensity and frequency of tremors are being monitored for signs of imminent eruption.
The area experienced 844 volcanic earthquakes on September 25, and 300 to 400 earthquakes by midday on September 26. Seismologists has been alarmed at the force and frequency of the incidents as it has taken much less for similar volcanos to erupt.
From the recently information from the Head of Data and Information Center of National Disaster Relief Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that Bali is still safe for the current flight in Agung Karangasem, Bali.
Sutopo admittedly got a lot of questions from the ambassador and the community directly related to the security condition of Bali as a tourist place in the middle of the threat of Mount Agung eruption.
ome countries, Sutopo said, have even issued travel advice so that citizens are careful of the danger of Mount Agung eruption.
“America, Australia, Singapore, UK they have issued a warning for its citizens who visit Bali in order not to enter the vicinity of Mount Agung,” he said.
So travel advice is only to be careful not to do activities within a radius of 9-12 kilometers from Mount Agung, other areas are safe.
I would like to inform you that the famous tourist destinations in Bali such as Seminyak, Kuta, Canggu, Tabanan, even Ubud area are in the safe zone about 72Km to Seminyak area. If at the time you are in Bali and our eruption that offers villa accommodation for the tourists has some natural disaster management steps such as providing masks, inviting the tourists to do activities in the villa, and provide the best service to you. Maybe if this eruption really happened when you will leave Bali and will do the flight then your flight will be diverted to some of the nearest flight by land route to outside region like Java province. Then it will not be canceled.
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