Eruption fears as 57000 flee Bali volcano amid tremors

Mount Agung fears of an eruptionMore

Mount Agung fears of an eruptionMore

The 3,031-metre Mount Agung last erupted for nearly a year between 1963 and 1964, killing about 1,200 people.

A volcano on the popular tourist island of Bali could erupt for the first time in decades.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho has praised the welcoming response of local communities on Bali to the evacuees. According to the monitoring agency BPVMG, hundreds of shallow earthquakes are detected each day at the volcano, suggesting that a new batch of magma has moved to within a few kilometers beneath the summit.

More than 35,000 people have been evacuated and a travel warning has been issued, with any eruption set to disrupt flights to and from the island.

"In addition to the handling of refugees, the current priority programs are socialization and education for disaster risk reduction and preparedness", the National Disaster Mitigation Agency wrote.

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Harry added that based on various sources, it was found that 59,820 people, who live in areas affected by the Mt. Agung eruption, have taken refuge at several evacuation points in areas across Bali.

Reports say that 48,540 people were being housed in 301 temporary shelters while attempts are underway to relocate 14,000 others from areas threatened by the volcano.

"We need to pay attention because these kinds of earthquakes indicate the movement of magma and increase the probability of an eruption", he warned. Vehicles loaded with noodles, mineral water and blankets have been sent to the evacuation centres, and residents around the island have been collecting donations, AFP reported.

Bali's "sister village" programme and tradition of communal assistance means evacuees have been able to stay in villages outside the danger zone.

"Mount Agung is one of many similar volcanoes in Indonesia and the ring of fire surrounding the Pacific and eastern Indian oceans", he wrote.

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"For Agung we have no instrumental documentation", said Syahbana.

Almost five million people visited Bali in 2016.

Operators have cancelled trekking tours on the mountain but officials have otherwise been at pains to assure tourists the island is safe.

Virgin Australia and Jetstar, both of which fly to Bali from Australia, said they would carry extra fuel in case they needed to reverse course quickly.

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