Bali: Volcanic eruptions cause alert, flights cancelled

Bali: Volcanic eruptions cause alert, flights cancelled
Written by Abhishek Rana

Bali, the Indonesian island has experienced Volcanic eruptions that has caused the 24 thousand residents to evacuate as a giant, thick cloud of smoke has risen from the Mount Agung, obscuring the sky. Indonesia’s Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has changed its red alert to green, and have announced that a big eruption of lava is happening soon enough. The residents were evacuated over the weekend, from 224 points all around the Island.  Lombok International Airport on Pulau Lombok, the Island which is situated east of Bali was temporarily shut down. On the Ngurah Rai, Bali’s main airport, 7,000 domestic and international passengers were left stranded, when the airplanes couldn’t find the appropriate weather to take flight. Masks are now being distributed to the residents and the tourists all over the Island.

As the weather conditions have worsened, Jetstar has cancelled all the flights in and out of the Island.

On saturday, a big explosion of ash erupted from the mountain, at around 5:30 p.m. The eruptions then became little more severe on  with eruptions shooting into the sky as high as 2000 meters. Then the eruption reached a height of 7, 600 meters. The Ash began to fall soon after and was reported by a variety of sources from the villages of North Duda, East Duda, Pempetan, Tirta Abang, Sebudi, Bhuana Amerta in Klungkung and in some villages in Gianyar.


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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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