If you’ve got plans to travel to Bali anytime soon, you might want to reconsider: Indonesia has just raised the volcano alert for Bali’s Mount Agung for the second time in less than a week.
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On Monday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency expanded the evacuation zone around Mount Agung, which is just 70km for Kuta, one of Bali’s main tourist draws.
Residents and tourists have been told to stay at least 6 KM away from the crater, and 7.5 KM away to the north, south-east and south-west.
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The raised volcano alert comes amid records of increased seismic activity on Mount Agung, which has begun to spew 50-metre high blasts from its volcanic centre.
Mount Agung’s last eruption in 1963 was considered one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the 20th century, killing more than 1000 people and emitting ash to a heigh of 10 KM.
So if you’re going to Bali soon, be sure to stay well outside the no-go zone. Stay safe, everyone! 💕