“If my house is destroyed I don’t know how to restart my life. I don’t know where my kids will sleep and all I can do now is pray,” said farmer Gusti Gege Astana.
An eruption at Bali’s Mount Agung volcano is imminent, according to experts. Hundreds of tremors are being recorded at the site each day, and more than 75,000 people evacuated in the past few days after local authorities declared a state of emergency
Snakes and monkeys have reportedly begun fleeing the area around Mount Agung in their droves, in what locals claim is the strongest sign yet the Bali volcano will erupt.
“Bali tourism is safe. Do not spread misleading news that Bali is not safe because Mount Agung is on the highest alert status. Please come and visit Bali,” National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest classification, meaning an eruption could be imminent.
On Saturday, the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there had been five small eruptions detected coming from the mountain, and an ash column as high as 1000 metres had been observed.
Thousands of residents were evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, officials said on Friday, as seismic tremors rattled some areas and smoke rose above one of the world’s most popular tourist spots.
Bali’s Governor has urged people to remain calm amid fears of a volcanic eruption on the holiday island. Seismic activity at the Mount Agung, or Gunung Agung, volcano significantly increased on Monday, leading authorities to issue a level 3, or high, alert and evacuate areas within 7.5 kilometres.
The mountain is still under alert status and people are appealed to not conduct activities within a radius of three kilometers
They were warned before starting their climb to use a local guide, but dismissed this advice and commenced the climb on their own. When they reached a height of 2,843 meters above sea level, Torge Sense slipped into the crater. His companions entered the crater and tried to help, but ended up also being caught in the crater and unable to climb out.
Villagers in Baturiti in Tabanan were shocked when they say they saw an unidentified flying object (UFO) like those usually seen in science fiction movies fly across the sky for the second time.