“There’s no indication it will decrease in energy any time soon and the last time it was active in 2009, it went on for 18 months,” Bond said.
Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry has extended the closure of four airports to Friday after Mount Barujari on Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, began spewing volcanic ash, leaving thousands of travelers stranded.
Indonesia will extend the closure of an international airport on popular Bali resort island to Thursday (Nov 5) due to ash from an erupting volcano, an official said Wednesday, grounding more than 100 flights.
The series of temporary closures and flight cancellation in late July and early August 2015 at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has cost the Island of Bali visitors during what is traditionally the busiest period of the year.
East Java’s Mount Raung continues to disrupt flight schedules and holiday plans, with volcanic ash forcing Virgin Australia to cancel all flights to and from Bali on Monday, while Jetstar announced it would only operate daytime flights to Denpasar.
Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia Persero Tbk. Virgin Australia, Jetstar and other carriers cancelled flights to Bali because of a volcanic eruption nearby, leaving holiday makers stranded and threatening the area’s key tourism industry.
Mount Sangeang Api on Sangeang Island in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) continued to spew volcanic ash on Sunday, leaving thousands of displaced people in dire of clean water and masks and leading to the cancellation of flights.
Hundreds of thousands of Indonesians were ordered to evacuate Friday after a volcano in East Java erupted spectacularly, hurling red hot ash and rocks over a huge distance.
A volcano in western Indonesia erupted Tuesday for the second time this week, hurling a three-kilometer column of red-hot smoke and ash into the sky and forcing thousands more people to flee their homes.
North Sulawesi’s Mount Lokon erupted and produced a loud blast that could be heard six kilometers away from the top of the Tompaluan crater.