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Bali volcano erupts, covers nearby resorts in ash

Bali volcano erupts, covers nearby resorts in ash”

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in total, eight global flights to Bali and 13 worldwide flights departing from Bali were cancelled.

The National Disaster Management Agency (BNBP, Indonesia) maintains level of Eruption Alert 3 ( maximum is 4) and reported Ash rain in at least 7 populations on island.

Close												Passengers wait for flight information at Ngurah Rai Airport following the eruption of Mount Agung in Bali Indonesia on Nov. 25
Close Passengers wait for flight information at Ngurah Rai Airport following the eruption of Mount Agung in Bali Indonesia on Nov. 25

"As a result we have cancelled flights to and from Bali this evening".

Airlines have been issued a "red warning" about the danger of volcanic ash in the skies close to Bali after Mount Agung emitted a thick plume of smoke more than 1,500m (4,921ft) high. While Denpsar's airport remains operational, several (mainly Australian) airlines have already cancelled flights in and out of Denpasar. The twelve departures affected include from Bali to Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne by Jetstar, to Brisbane by Virgin Airlines, and two to Sydney and one to Amsterdam by KLM.

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The airport authority is preparing for the worst-case scenario - a total closure caused by a shifting ash cloud, Herson said.

The volcano in eastern Bali erupted three times Saturday, and is expected to continue doing so.

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GettyBalinese people look at Mount Agung during an eruption seen from Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 26.

"There has not been an increase in seismic and volcanic activity after the (Tuesday) eruption and until this afternoon". Garuda Indonesia flights from and to the city of Lombok will be served again after the volcanic ash spread from Mount Agung eases and returns in normal situation.

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Many returned home after the volcano's activity waned, but fresh smoke has sparked a further exodus and around 25,000 people have been evacuated to more than 200 temporary shelters. Chances are that the eruption intensifies in the coming days, but just how much and how long it will last, and how risky it might become, is impossible to say at the moment.



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