Декабря 11, 2017


Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

01 Октября 2017, 12:10 | Bernice Figueroa

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Mount Agung is seen at sunrise from an observation point which is about 12 kilometer away from the volcano in Karangasem Bali Indonesia Thursday Sept. 28 2017. The exodus from the menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island is neari

A government spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said: "In general the evacuation is going well, the logistics supply is sufficient for the evacuees' needs".

Authorities have ordered the evacuation of villagers living within a high danger zone that in places extends 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Mount Agung's crater.

The observation post for Mount Agung witnessed the volcano emitting a small plume most likely of water vapor after daybreak Friday. "Ambae volcano is in an ongoing moderate eruption state", a statement from Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department said.

He said: "The current unrest on Agung may well lead to an eruption, and it will be closely monitored by the Indonesian authorities, who have already taken preventative action by evacuating local populations".

More than 62,000 people live within the danger zone however, anyone living outside the zone have fled.

"Officers continue to sweep the area and are appealing for people to evacuate", he said.

Читайте также: Amit Shah slams Rahul's 'dynastic politics' remark, says we believe in meritocracy

Warnings that Bali's volcano will erupt have sparked an exodus of people and another challenge: what to do with thousands of cows left behind by villagers.

He says more than 560 volcanic earthquakes were recorded on Monday, majority shallow. Life went on as normal when ash and gravel was falling on us, until the big lava came out and destroyed everything, ' said 82-year-old Gusti Ayu Wati. Back then, there was no evacuation plan, people just "ran to save themselves", he said.

The mountain, which sits about 70 kilometers northeast of Kuta, is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia.

Bali's primary visitor hubs are in the island's south, about 70km from Mount Agung.

The volcanic activity of Mount Agung in Bali has begun to impact tourism in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). Hundreds of domestic and worldwide flights were disrupted in 2016 when a volcano erupted on Bali's neighboring Lombok island, sending columns of ash and debris into the air.

Both countries are evacuating amid fears of imminent volcanic eruptions and they urge several countries, including Australia and Singapore, to issue travel advisories.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог



Other News

Trending Now

Former Prime Minister of Thailand was sentenced to five years for corruption
The Supreme Court said Yingluck Shinawatra was knowing of the falsified rice deals but did nothing to stop it. The ruling had initially been scheduled for August 25 but was postponed after Yingluck failed to attend.

Influenza immunizations shows your commitment to protect others' health
Second, take measures to prevent the spread of the disease. "It will be severe and there will always be a flu season". As many as 166 million doses of injectable flu vaccines will be available this season.

Arsène Wenger cool on Arsenal stars contracts
Wenger insisted his intention is to get last season's 30-goal top scorer back up to speed as quickly as possible. Mesut Ozil is in contention to return to the Arsenal team for Monday's Premier League clash with West Brom .

Manchester United's Paul Pogba (hamstring) out 'long-term'
Manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Pogba's injury will be long-term, ruling out a return for the 24-year-old anytime soon. Pogba suffered the injury in United's 3-0 Champions League win over Basel this month and has missed the past four games.

South Korea: Taking military helm will scare the North
President Donald Trump exchanged war-like threats and insults over the North's nuclear and missile development program. Tension on the Korean peninsula has risen in recent weeks as North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S.

Bombardier ruling a "hammer blow" for workers in the North
Boeing has argued that the military sale to the Canadian government and its petition against Bombardier are not linked. Shares in Alstom surged about 5% in early trading while Siemens shares added 2%.

Ben Carson Breaks With Trump Hours Before Campaign Event
The victor of the race will serve out the rest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' term, which ends in January 2021. And Trump insisted he was taking a political risk, saying that if odd loses, "they're going to go after me".

Saudi King issues order allowing women to drive
In recent years, many women have come to rely on ride-sharing apps like Uber and Careem to gain some freedom of movement. A committee will be set up to study how enforce the regulations.

The world reacts to Saudi Arabia lifting its ban on women drivers
In cases of divorce, women are only allowed custody of their children until they reach the age of seven (boys) and nine (girls). Following the royal decree, others were quick to point out that true equality in Saudi Arabia is still some way off.

Trump Tweets Don't Help TV Football Ratings
Valley native and Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr says there is no easy way to talk about the statements being made on the field. On Monday, the president tweeted the hashtag #StandForOurAnthem and saying the "issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race".