Jakarta. Mount Agung in Bali erupted again on Tuesday (21/11), spewing volcanic ash as high as 700 meters into the sky, an official from the National Disaster Mitigation agency, or BNPB, said.
Authorities urged people living on the slopes of the mountain to remain calm after several tremors shook the area. Currently, no one is allowed within six to 7.5 kilometers from the crater, the BNPB said in a statement.
“As of tonight, a total of 29,245 people have had to leave their homes and they are now being housed in 278 shelters,” BNPB spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said.
Indonesia’s Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) raised its air traffic warning level from yellow to orange on Tuesday. It said the volcanic ash was moving to the east and southeast of the mountain.
No flights in and out of Bali had been canceled because of the eruption.
Mount Agung is 70 km from my present residence in Lombok (across the Straight of Lombok). We felt some of the tremors (earthquakes). I went to the beach, but Mount Agung is in clouds just now and I could not see anything of the eruption. May be at night? I will go back and see …
@ Rafiq are you in Lombok, Indonesia now?
Be careful Rafiq? How long you have been there in Lombok, very nice beach right? I thought you are in Middle East some where?
I left the Middle East one year ago (but still remember what I saw there!)
Somi: you seem not to have read: https://themuslimtimes.info/2017/08/26/glimpses-into-the-life-of-a-global-nomad-part-ten/
@ Rafiq— You are blessed by Allah, you have a wonderful Jouney on earth— from Swizeland—to Middle East— now in Lombok Indonesia.— woow.
Enjoy living in Lombok, Rafiq.