Bali Volcano Eruption Update
Bali Volcano Eruption - Safety Message to our Bukit Vista guests
Guests booking at Bukit Vista properties are still coming everyday. Some of our guests & hosts from Sep, Oct, and November. As of Nov 28th, 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.
9am Dec 8th. Airport is open.
Official notice that the Bali International airport is closed from Nov 29-30th. Until 7am tomorrow
Live Webcam of the Volcano
Some of our guests are extending their holidays. Overall, all is good, everyday, we still check in on average, 10-20 guests in five South Bali regions. The volcano is in the north and the ash is in that area. New bookings are between 10-20 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.
Aussie Traveler exploring the volcano
French climber to the Volcano
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.
Nov 26. Flights cancelled yesterday but are resuming now
Flights & Ash Cloud above Bali
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.
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.
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.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.
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.
Host Advice: How to prepare for a volcanic eruption
Volcanic Ash Rain from previous Indonesian eruption
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