Pinoys in Bali told to remain vigilant as Mt. Agung rumbles

Mount Agung on Bali Indonesia

Mount Agung on Bali Indonesia

More than 1,000 people were killed the last time Mount Agung erupted, in 1963.

According to Sutopo, volcanic activity of Mount Agung remains high although it is not predictable when it will erupt.

Mount Agung, 75 kilometres from the resort hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August and threatening to erupt for the first time since 1963 - a potential blow to the country's lucrative tourism industry. Hundreds of domestic and global flights were disrupted in 2016 when a volcano erupted on Bali's neighboring Lombok island, sending columns of ash and debris into the air. Nyoman Parwata, an official at the disaster mitigation agency's command post in Bali, said the number of evacuees has swelled to about 122,500.

Evacuees are being housed in makeshift shelters like town halls and school gyms.

Disaster officials are now working with the police, the military, and aid organizations like the Red Cross to dispatch vehicles filled with food, water, blankets and other necessities to evacuation centers.

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The volcano is in Bali's Karangasem district, which is home to 408,000 people.

"If we look at the magnitude, it continues to increase, yesterday we also felt several quakes with the magnitude of three on the Richter scale", said Kasbani, head volcanologist at the centre who goes by one name.

Nugroho said Mount Agung has entered a "critical phase", meaning magma has risen closer to the surface, as indicated by hundreds of shallow volcanic tremors that have rattled the area in recent days.

Daily Star Online earlier published a chilling video which shows the volcano on the brink of eruption as smoke and ash spews from the top.

There are more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, made up of thousands of islands on the "Ring of Fire" of fault lines and volcanoes in the Pacific. Many Indonesians live near volcanoes because lava flows can make the surrounding soil and land fertile for farming.

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