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11 Oct

Bali Volcano News

Bali Volcano News

11/10/2107
Fears the island’s highest volcano Mount Agung is on the brink of erupting forced more than 140,000 people to evacuate.

And overnight, Mount Agung was hit by 73 shallow earthquakes, 135 deep volcanic quakes and nine local tremors between midnight and 6am local time today.

The volcano continues to release plumes of white steam from its crater and the consensus among volcanologists is that an eruption is the most likely outcome at this point.

Rising more than 3,000 meters, Mount Agung is the island’s highest and most sacred volcano, home to the Pura Besakih temple complex that narrowly escaped the previous eruption

The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation raised the volcano alert to 4, meaning an eruption could happen at any time.

Balinese locals continue to flee the danger zone, which stretches now 7.5 miles around the volcano and white steam has been pouring out of Mount Agung.

Bali Volcano News reports that Bali”s Governor Made Mangku Pastika the foreign legates that visitors to Bali do not need to worry about the conditions on Mount Agung said that in the event of an eruption of Mount Agung only 28 villagers in the Regency of Karangasem living in the foothills surrounding the mountain are considered in danger. All the residents of these communities have been evacuated to temporary evacuee centers until the condition subsides.

The government has identified a radius of 12-kilometers from the mountain’s peak as areas that need to be evacuated which was already reduced recently to 7,5-kilometers.

Separately, the Governor has emphasized that the densely populated tourist areas of Bali and the Island’s airport are some 60-kilometers to the south of Mt. Agung – well removed from any region considered under threat from an eruption.

Analysis: The evaluation of observational data indicates that volcanic activity at Mt. Agung remains at a high level. It is still more likely than not that an eruption will result from current activity. Probabilities of eruption, however, can change with time and are dependent on changes in observational data.

If an eruption were to occur, it is likely that the first eruption would be small. Larger eruptions could follow initial, smaller eruptions. The size of impending eruptions, however, can not be forecasted precisely.

The exact date and time of a possible eruption can not be predicted. CVGHM will, however, issue warnings as early as possible if activity at Mt. Agung changes or if the probability of eruption increases.

Residents and tourists who remain outside of the hazard zone may continue their normal activities. The current hazard zone extends as a 9km radius from the summit and up to 12 km from summit towards the N-NE and SE-S-SW sectors.

Tourists activities are still considered safe in Bali. Residents and tourists, however, may not enter the Hazard Zones. CVGHM continues to work with BNPB (National Agency for Disaster Management) as well as local governments to improve eruption early warning systems.

Tourists and residents in Bali are encouraged to comply with recommendations set by the Government of Indonesia.

Bali Dive Trips out of Candi Dasa – October 2017

Date Bali Dive Trips
02.10 NUSA PENIDA

SHARK POINT

08:45

09:00

Diving

Diving

03.10 SHARK POINT

JETTI

BLUELAGOON

08:45

09:00

09:30

 

Diving

Diving

Snorkeling

04.10 BLUELAGOON 09:30 Snrokeling
05.10 BLUELAGOON

SHARK POINT

09:00

09:45

Diving

Diving

06.10 POOL TRAINING

JETTI

08:00

09:00

Open Water

Diving

07.10 POOL TRAINING

MANTA POINT

08:00

08;45

Open Water

Diving

08.10 OPEN FOR REQUEST

NUSA PENIDA

09:30

09:00

Diving

Diving

09.10 BLUELAGOON 09:30 Diving
10.10 SHARK POINT 09:00 Diving
11.10 MANTA POINT 08:45 Diving
12.10 BLUELAGOON

BLUELAGOON

09:00

09:30

Diving

Snorkeling

13.10 OPEN FOR REQUEST 09:30 Diving
14.10 POOL TRAINING

MANTA POINT

08:00

09:00

Open Water

Diving

15.10 POOL TRAINING 08:00 Open Water
16.10 BLUELAGOON 09:30 Snorkeling
17.10 SHARK POINT 09:00 Diving
18.10 MANTA POINT 09:00 Diving
19.10 BLUELAGOON 09:30 Snorkeling
20.10 NUSA LEMBONGAN 09:00 Diving
21.10 MANTA POINT

OPEN WATER

09:00

09:30

Diving

Open Water

22.10 PENIDA 09:00 Diving
23.10 BLUELAGOON

SHARK POINT

SNORKELING

DIVING

Diving

Diving

24.10 BLUELAGOON SNORKELING
25.10 MANTA  POINT DIVING Diving
26.10 BLUELAGOON SNORKELING Diving
27.10 NUSA LEMBONGAN

SHARK POINT

09:00

09:30

Diving

Diving

28.10 OPEN WATER

MANTA POINT

09:30

09:00

Open Water

Diving

29.10 PENIDA

NUSA LEMBONGAN

09:30

09:30

Diving

Diving

30.10 BLUELAGOON

SHARK POINT

09:30

09:30

Diving

Diving

31.10 BLUELAGOON 09:30 Diving

…or download our current dive & snorkel schedule for October 2017 here!

A Typical day excursion includes:

  • Hotel pick up and return transfer
  • 2 dives at different spots
  • Tanks, weights and weightbelts
  • Dive master guidance
  • Lunch & drinks
  • Nitrox free of charge if requested

We’re apologizing for the current circumstances!
Yours
Tauch Terminal Bali Team

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