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Bali Volcano Eruption Update

Bali Volcano Eruption - Safety Message to our Bukit Vista guests

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Guests booking at Bukit Vista properties are still coming everyday. Some of our guests & hosts from Sep 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30th 2017. As of Oct 7th, everything is still good.

Hi, this is from the Bukit Vista team. We're your hosts in Bali and we're putting together a blog with high-quality factual information about the Gunung Agung volcanic eruption.

So far, all is good, everyday, we still check in on average, 30-40 guests in five South Bali regions. New bookings are between 25-35 a day as well. If you have facts, please contribute below in the comments. We want you to have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable holiday.

We do post regular videos of what's going on in our Instagram account, www.instagram.com/bukitvista . You can watch us go about our daily lives as Bali hosts.

There's a really good vulcanologist from New Zealand who's keeping watch on the volcano situation. She's posting scientific, official information on her twitter account. It's sometimes a bit technical.

Our neighbor Karl, goes to visit the Volcano.

Oct 5th, 2017

Priest Visits the Volcano Rim today. Oct 1st

The Science Status of Bali's volcanos

Live Video feed

The daily volcanic activity monitored up to Sep 1 - 29th

This is a website for the Indonesian authority that monitors volcanos. Magma. This is written in Indonesian. Please use Google Translate to get the news in English.

https://magma.vsi.esdm.go.id/press/view.php?id=95

The National Disaster Management Authority of Indonesia (BNPB) is updating its website with relevant alerts and advisories for potentially affected areas and linking to the most current information at www.bnpb.go.id and is available to follow on Twitter @BNPB_Indonesia.

Infographic from Australian News

Areas of Bali impacted by the volcano

Will I be safe if I visit Bali?

Most tourist areas are 70kms away from the site of the volcano. Seminyak, Kuta, the Airport. Uluwatu, Balangan, Bingin & Canggu are slightly farther.

Should you as a guest be worried?

The Mount Agung 1963–64 eruption

On February 18, 1963, local residents heard loud explosions and saw clouds rising from the crater of Mount Agung. On February 24, lava began flowing down the northern slope of the mountain, eventually traveling 7 km in the next 20 days. On March 17, the volcano erupted (VEI 5), sending debris 8 to 10 km into the air and generating massive pyroclastic flows.[5]These flows devastated numerous villages, killing approximately 1500 people. Cold lahars caused by heavy rainfall after the eruption killed an additional 200. A second eruption on May 16 led to pyroclastic flows that killed another 200 inhabitants.[6]

The lava flows missed, sometimes by mere yards, the Mother Temple of Besakih. The saving of the temple is regarded by Balinese as miraculous and a signal from the gods that they wished to demonstrate their power but not destroy the monument that the Balinese had erected.

Andesite was the dominant lava type with some samples mafic enough to be classified as basaltic andesite.[7]

Sep 24th statement from Bali Tourism Board. Tourism is ok.

Host Advice: How to prepare for a volcanic eruption

volcano prep list

Volcanic Ash Rain from previous Indonesian eruption

How big will an eruption be?

Looks like if 8 is the worst, Mount Agung will be a 3

This was an estimate based on a guardian article I read on Sep 30th. So out of a scale of 8, this eruption would most likely be a 3.

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