Thursday, May 28, 2020

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Bali

Since the covid-19 outbreak occurred throughout the world, Bali is one of the most affected places. Although the number of infected cases is very small, and the number of deaths is very low, this island is the most suffering in Indonesia. Why suffer the most? Not because the Balinese are infected, but the economy is very devastated. Because the tourism industry is very quiet due to travel and tour restrictions.

The island of Bali is very small which has many interesting tourist attractions, with a unique culture, making Bali an island of world-class tourist destination that is very popular. Most of the economy in Bali grows from the tourism sector. Many Balinese work in the tourism sector. Because it is the most promising job besides agriculture which is the mainstay of the two economic movers in Bali.

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, the economy in Bali had collapsed due to the bombing in Legian Kuta in 2002 and 2005. However, when compared with the current economic downturn, the impact of Covid-19 was the most severe making Bali's economy devastated. Bali's economic growth even reached minus, the worst economy in history.

Social and travel restrictions are one way to break the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak. Tourism is a travel activity that can involve many people. Because these restrictions make no one visiting Bali for a tour. This resulted in many hotels being empty without tourists staying. In addition to hotels, restaurants and many shopping places are deserted without buyers. Because there are no customers, they are forced to close their business temporarily until the time is uncertain.

Because many tourism industries have been closed due to the co-19 outbreak, termination of employment is unavoidable. Many hotel employees, restaurants, supermarkets, and souvenir shops must stop working. They are forced to be dismissed because companies cannot pay their salaries. Instead of going bankrupt as a result of bearing a large burden on employee salaries, they must reduce the number of employees.

Now in Bali there are many new unemployment from the effects of this co-19. Many of them are suddenly poor because they have to sell assets to get money as capital to survive. Those who owned agricultural land in the village were forced to return to being farmers to help their parents who were originally farmers. Now there are many new farmers in Bali. Most of those who are fired choose to become farmers in their native villages.

Another impact of covid-19 is that many new street vendors have emerged. They choose to become traders and sell anything rather than not working. This is a new problem for the government. It even becomes a dilemma that is difficult to overcome. They sell on the roadside without permission, causing traffic congestion in urban areas. Selling on the roadside is an option to save expenses if you have to rent a shop.

The impact of co-19 was not only felt by Balinese, but also people all over the world. The economy has been so devastated that it is even difficult to predict how long this will end. Bali, which is a small island that relies on the tourism sector to grow, must now fight back to recover.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Bali is a destination on the list not to be visited by 2020

Bali is a destination on the list not to be visited by 2020
Travel media from the United States, Fodor's Travel, publishes a list of destinations to visit and it is better not to be visited in 2020. Interestingly, in the list of destinations that are better considered not to be visited in 2020 or No List, Fodor's Travel, is Bali as one of destination on the list. The reason is that Bali, the most visited island in Indonesia, has suffered and experienced many of the side effects of mass tourism in recent years, the government levies a tax on tourists to help overcome the buri effect of mass tourism on the environment.

In 2017, Bali was declared a rubbish emergency area, due to too much plastic waste on the beach and waters. The Bali Environment Agency notes that the island of Bali produces 3800 tons of garbage every day, with only 60 percent ending up in landfills. A clear observation for anyone visiting the island of Bali.

Another thing that is the focus of attention by Fodor's Travel is the scarcity of clean water in Bali due to the construction of villas and golf courses that have an impact on local farmers. Also obscene tourist behavior, especially in the central shrine of worship, makes authorities in Bali try to make regulations and guidelines. Tourists who visit religious sites wear swimsuits, climb holy sites, and generally do not respect local customs and cultural norms.

Tourists after surfing cross beside the garbage pile during the west wind season and during the rainy season on the coast of Kuta, Bali. As a result of the occurrence of the west wind season in the waters of Bali has an impact on the amount of rubbish that was washed away by ocean currents so that it has accumulated on the coast of Kuta tourist area. Besides Bali, there are still other famous destinations in the world that are not recommended by Fodor's Travel to be visited in 2020. The destinations such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Hanoi Train Street or train lines in Hanoi, Vietnam, Barcelona in Spain, and Big Sur in California. No List or list of destinations that are better considered not to be visited from Fodor's Travel focuses on environmental, ethical, and sometimes political issues.

The underlying problems are the problems that we will face in the next decade. At the end it is written that the decision is left to the reader because the reader is planning his own trip. According to the magazine, which is displayed in the No List is not a prohibited list. On the contrary, this is a promise when we actually discuss the goals mentioned here, in an amazing place, we will travel responsibly.

Fodor's Travel is a tourism media that began with a travel guide book with a forerunner in 1936 in London, England. In 1949, Fodor's modern travel guide book was produced in France. Then, in 1996 the official website of Fodor's Travel was created. Furthermore, in 2016 this site was acquired by an internet company in California, United States.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Nyepi 2019, silent day without internet and television broadcasts

Religious assemblies in Bali again agreed to propose a 24-hour internet halt during the Nyepi Holy Day on the 7th of March. The Bali Regional Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPID) along with the Bali Provincial Government and the Bali DPRD signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the appeal not to broadcast and relay broadcasts during the Nyepi day on March 7.

The purpose of terminating the internet was the same as what was done last year, so that Hindus can be solemn to carry out Nyepi day and keep no provocation, no bad words on social media that are not good when Nyepi day. Nyepi in previous years often appeared slander, utterances of hatred, and insulting words sent by irresponsible people on social media, even leading to fights. The hate speech about Nyepi in Bali is sent via social media and the internet. So that there arises resentment and slander between religious people in Bali.

Even though the internet will be turned off for 24 hours on Nyepi day, it does not apply to the interests of government facilities, hospitals, airports, security and other vital public facilities. The internet will be accessible in these places, for example hospitals to access insurance services whose data is internet based.

Not only the internet will be turned off during Nyepi, also television and radio broadcasts. Stopping all television and radio broadcast activities in Bali has been carried out in the last few years, and it is very effective and without contra.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Update the volcano in Bali: lava has hardened, a major eruption is likely to occur

Update the volcano in Bali: 2017-12-04
2017-12-04

Update about volcano eruption in Bali, Mount Agung last few days seems very calm. From visual observations, it appears that a cloud of gray smoke soars, distinct as it did on November 25, 2017, when the volcano was first declared erupted.


Every day citizens and tourists look for updated news about this volcanic eruption. Until now, the latest update on the volcano eruption in Bali continues to be the center of people's persuasion. From periodic reports every six hours delivered by the Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), this time the volcano is only visible white smoke with a thin intensity billowing as high as 500-1000 meters from the top of the mountain.

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The volcano in Bali Gunung Agung took a month to erupt

Based on information from the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), the current update on the mountain melets in Bali, that the possibility of magma from inside the mountain that came out into lava at the top of the crater of Mount Agung is now cooling and eventually hardened. If the lava has come out to the surface, the lava will quickly cool down. The more up the thicker the lava clot. It depends on the surrounding air temperature. Freezing lava of course affects the movement of magma from the stomach of Mount Agung.

There are still many questions that need to be revealed related to the freezing of lava at this peak of the mountain. The question then is whether the cooled lava because the magma of Mount Agung ran out of energy or precisely when rising to the surface is blocked by a hardened lava clot.

2017-11-25
In addition to an update on the puff of smoke at the peak of volcanoes in Bali is diminishing, also updates about SO2 levels are detected also experienced a very drastic decline, which is 20x lower than last week. SO2 is in the air when the first eruption occurs to be a warning to avoid this compound because it is very toxic and can interfere with breathing. Is this a sign of Mount Agung already entering the final phase of eruption?

The first possibility, if the energy of Mount Agung has begun to decrease then the eruption does not occur, because the magma can not break the frozen lava blockage that amounts to 20000000 cubic meters or 1/3 of the volcano volume in Mount Agung. This update is very useful to be able to perform further action related to the handling of natural disasters volcano eruption in Bali.

Volcano in Bali
Galungan and Kuningan 2014 in Bali
Bali volcano: Mount Agung
Karangasem regency

TripsAdvisor: Bali is the best and most popular tourist destanation in the world

Bali is the best



When volcanoes in Bali erupt and disrupt the arrival and return of tourists in Bali, contrary to that just released several of the most popular and best destinations, the best hotels, the best amusement parks, the best restaurants and some of the best ratings by TripAdvisor user choices from around the world on 2017.

From the release released by TripAdvisor, Bali is one of the preferred users of TripAdvisor as the world's most popular tourist destination. Not only this time, already from recent years Bali was selected as the island's best tourist destination. It can not be denied, because Bali has many reasons to be the best. Cheap, whatever there is, whatever there is, anything close, fun, Balinese are very friendly, culture well preserved, safe, father of choice hotels and villas.

As quoted from TripAdvisor, the following 7 most popular destinations of the world, including one of which is ranked the top is the island of Bali, Indonesia.
1. Bali, Indonesia
2. London, United Kingdom
3. Paris, France
4. Rome, Italy
5. New York City, USA
6. Crete, Greece
7. Barselona, Spain

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The latest update of the volcano eruption in Bali, looks calm

Update about the volcano in Bali, Gunung Agung

Live camera monitoring activity of Mount Agung

Mount Agung is always a concern. The latest update on the volcano in Bali today is what is visible and observable by naked eye, that this volcano looks very calm. Only a whitewasm of visible white smoke, without the usual massive ash blast as it erupted on November 25, 2017 until the next several days.


The latest information from the relevant authorities on the volcano in Bali, after two shaken overscale tremors, the activity of Mount Agung is now beginning to calm down. Since Thursday November 30, 2017 to Friday 1 December 2017, Mount Agung only issued white smoke as high as 1500-2000 meters above the peak. The latest update shows a sign that the mountain is still resting, almost the same as the eruption in September 2017, initially occurred a cloud of smoke with hundreds of earthquakes, but a few days later returned to calm.

Pity, the impact of Mount Agung erupted, residents have to evacuate
The impact of the volcano in Bali when it erupted, 43,358 people had to evacuate
I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport closed the impact from the ash of Mount Agung eruption
Mount Agung erupts in Bali, the volcano is now at the highest level (Level IV)
Terrible, Mount Agung erupts with incandescent lava and explosions

Head of Sub-Division for Mitigation of the Eastern Volcanoes of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) explained that from monitoring PVMBG, Gunung Agung was observed to emit a cloud of white smoke. The information and updates of this volcano in Bali will continue to be submitted. So people do not panic when there is greater activity on Mount Agung in Bali.

The condition of the volcano in Bali is not like a few days ago, when the highest mountain in Bali was always spraying dark, dark-colored volcanic ash. This latest update can certainly confuse citizens and related authorities. Because the residents are already waiting, but Mount Agung looks more calm at this time.

Although the latest update on the eruption activity of Mount Agung appears calm, the relevant authorities explain that activity inside the crater of the mountain continues to occur. It is recorded on a device that records an ongoing tremor shock. Small and large earthquakes can be felt up to several kilometers from the top of the mountain. This earthquake shows that the mountain is still active and can erupt at any time. The existence of magma movement inside the mountain urges upward. Although it can not be observed from a mountain monitoring site, the effusion or growth of lava to the surface of the crater is still ongoing. Based on the results of earthquake recording.

The latest update on Friday night about the condition of volcanoes in Bali, that earthquake shook Karangasem regency on Friday night approximately at 09:54 pm. An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 SR occurred at 8.27 LS - 115.64 east longitude (17 kilometers northeast of Karangasem). An earthquake with a depth of 6 kilometers was estimated related to the activity of Mount Agung. Although it is located far from the top of the mountain. Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), does not dismiss if the earthquake is related to the activity of Mount Agung. Although the location is quite far from the mountain.

Based on the latest update about the volcano, about the earthquake that occurred east of Karangasem regency as far as 17 kilometers, it is clear that the magma in the earth is very unstable and move the earth's crust. It also shows that there are still many magma still pressing the earth's crust in Bali, so it can exit through Mount Agung, the highest volcano in Bali.

Volcano in Bali
Galungan and Kuningan 2014 in Bali
Bali volcano: Mount Agung
Karangasem regency

Friday, December 1, 2017

Pity, the impact of Mount Agung erupted, residents have to evacuate

Gunung Agung, the volcano in Bali erupted on Saturday, November 25, 2017, 5:30 pm.

Since the volcano erupted in Bali, Mount Agung, residents in the danger zone must evacuate to a safer place. Based on preliminary data compiled by Center for Operation Control (Pusdalops) BPBD Bali Province, the number of refugees up to Thursday 29 November 2017 reached 43,358 people spread in 229 point of refuge.


Head of Information Data and Public Relations Information Center of the National Disaster Management Agency said the eruption of Mount Agung which followed the increase of status to the highest level requires the citizens in 22 villages around the mountain must be out of dangerous radius as far as 8 to 10 kilometers from the crater of the mountain.

The impact of the volcano in Bali when it erupted, 43,358 people had to evacuate
I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport closed the impact from the ash of Mount Agung eruption
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The volcano in Bali, Mount Agung erupted at 5:30 pm, 25-11-2017
The volcano in Bali Gunung Agung took a month to erupt

Since the residents have evacuated, the villages around Mount Agung in the danger zone now appear quiet. Along the way many leaves of deciduous plants, usually clean wind and passing vehicles. The grass and the weeds look yellowed and wilted. Likewise, many large trees are now leafless. Former traces of ash from rain are now not visible. Being washed away by the rain. Because of the last few days Bali has been raining non-stop.

The highway near Mount Agung in Besakih village also looks deserted. Not only that, the cocoa farm belongs to the residents also looks dormant. Clove garden is also very quiet and without farmers activities. Usually the road to besakih, especially the road to Besakih Temple, is a very busy road. Because this road is to the most beautiful temple attraction in Bali. This road is also access to the spot climbing Mount Agung.

Residents in Mount Agung are displaced by cattle when erupting
Although the village looks deserted by the residents, several dogs roam along the road and inside the residents' homes. The dogs owned by residents left without a caretaker. Citizens prefer themselves and their families more than their dogs. The dogs must be starving and sad to be left behind by their owners. Very sad.

In some villages still seen residents who took the time to evacuate the livestock. Most of their livestock are cows, goats, and buffalo. Residents carry their livestock as best they can. Small cattle they carry and carried on a motorcycle. Large cattle they carry with trucks. The cattle were brought to a safer place, in a neighboring village far from the danger zone.

In Besakih Village some houses and shops look closed. There is no activity at all in this village near Besakih Temple. Although there are some people who are seen at home, it is a refugee who takes home utensils, such as mattresses, stoves and blankets. They are seen taking the necessary equipment at the evacuation site.

Most of the residents around this volcano in Bali work as farmers. They mostly rely on the economy of cacao, clove, coffee, and various vegetables and fruits. Because the area around Gunung Agung is a very fertile but wet land, then the plantation is the most profitable commodity here, in addition to tourism.

Now the agricultural land around this volcano has been damaged by ash. Ash showered the plants and threshed the leaves, resulting in many crops that failed to harvest. Rivers become polluted by cold lava floods. This cold lava flood contains sulfur that is not very good for plants, toxic.

The negative impact of the volcano as it erupts is the disruption of the lives of residents around the mountain. For Bali, Mount Agung erupts a huge negative impact on the economy. Because most of Bali's economy is tourism. Of course people will not want to come to the island with a mountain that is erupting.

Confusing, now Mount Agung calm again

The volcano in Bali, Mount Agung erupted, is now calm again.

The volcano in Bali, Mount Agung erupted, is now calm again.
Mount Agung is very confusing, twice erupts, twice also quiet instantly in a year. Mount Agung eruption activity is observed to decline this morning. The decline is seen from the blast of ash on the top of the mountain. Volcanic ash volcano of Mount Agung is getting lower and decreasing. Related Otorias explain that the height of the column of Mount Agung ash now ranges from 1,500-2,000 meters. However, the situation may change instantly. Because this mountain is very mysterious.

In the short time since the first eruption in November 2017, the eruption of Mount Agung is now invisible. This volcano in Bali is now more calm. Although still visible clouds of smoke with a height of 1500-2000 meters from the peak.

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Initially this volcano in Bali showed signs of erupting in September 2017. A cloud of smoke is visible from the top of the mountain. Earthquakes are also very common around the mountain. But eruption estimates did not occur in September. But now the eruption is happening again. The first phreatic eruption of Gunung Agung occurred on Saturday, November 25, 2017, 5:30 pm. The altitude of the ash column reaches 1,500 meters from the top of the crater. On Sunday 26 November 2017, the eruption took place at 5:05 am, with the ash column height reaching 2,000 meters, dark-pressed dark gray. Then at 5:45 am, the ash height reaches 3000 meters.

Although visually explosive activity has decreased, the zone of danger radius is still in the range of 8 kilometers from the top of the mountain with sectoral extension of 10 kilometers to the north, northeast, southeast, south and southwest. Status is still at Level IV, the highest level of danger.

Improvement of stastus to "watch out" on Mount Agung which was established since 27 November 2017 and has resulted in people living around the mountain to evacuate. According to data from the Operations Control Center, Bali Disaster Management Agency (Pusdalops BPBD), the number of refugees on 29 November 2017 was 43,358 people spread in 229 refugee points.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The impact of the volcano in Bali when it erupted, 43,358 people had to evacuate

The volcano in Bali erupted then residents nearby should evacuate.


The volcano Mount Agung erupted November 2017.
The upgrading of the gravity status at Mount Agung to date has reached its highest level, Level IV. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has mapped the dangerous area within a radius of 8-10 Kilometers since 27 November 2017, leaving residents living in and around the mountain to evacuate. According to data from the Operations Control Center, Bali Disaster Management Agency (Pusdalops BPBD), the number of refugees on 29 November 2017 was 43,358 people, spread over 229 refugee camps in Bali.

Residents living around the danger zone must evacuate to avoid the impact of Mount Agung eruption. The threat of volcanic eruptions in Bali is the dangers of hot clouds, lava flows, rain stones, incandescent rocks, and more ash rain. In addition to avoid the other negative impact caused by the eruption of Mount Agung.

The point of evacuation of Mount Agung eruption is in Buleleng Regency of 5,992 people, Klungkung 7,790 people, Karangasem 22,738 people, Bangli 864 people, Tabanan 657 people, Denpasar City 1,488 people, Gianyar 2,968 people, Badung 549 people, and Jembrana 312 people. The governor of Bali urged the residents to evacuate around Karangasem, the district where the volcano erupted in Bali. This is done to facilitate handling. Regent of Karangasem, has determined the emergency response situation in Karangasem regency for 14 days starting from 27 November 2017 to 10 December 2017. The validity period of this emergency response statement can be extended or shortened according to the need of emergency handling.

With the gathering of refugees at one point, the National Disaster Management Agency will have easy access in the field of human resources mobilization, equipment deployment, logistics deployment, immigration, excise and quarantine, licensing, procurement of goods or services, management and accountability of money and or goods , rescue, and command to order agencies or institutions.

NASA's satellite, Aura, detects the concentration of toxic compounds in Bali's sky


Many of the negative impacts caused to Bali since Mount Agung erupted the second time this year. Mount Agung erupted first in September 2017, and the second time on Saturday, November 25, 2017, 5:20 pm. Until now still showing the eruption with bursts of ash and dark smoke. There was a red glow at the top which was the flame of hot lava. Gunung Agung still continues to experience magmatic eruptions. Various changes have occurred, following the eruption and volcanic ash are still being issued by Mount Agung.

The impact of the eruption of Mount Agung, local authorities called on the Balinese to wear masks while traveling or being outdoors.

NASA's Aura satellite has monitored the high concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the sky around the island of Bali. Sulfur dioxide content is detected since Monday, November 27, 2017, detected in the sky Island of Bali, part of Java to Surabaya and the Madura Islands. Its intensity is high and can make the sky more acidic and very dangerous if inhaled directly.

The ash concentration impact of the eruption of Mount Agung is the highest found in the East of Bali Island. Once released normally SO2 or sulfur dioxide may turn into small aerosol sulfate particles. This can change the brightness of the cloud and affect regional precipitation patterns. SO2 is a toxic compound with a strong odor.

Chemical reactions that occur when SO2 meets with other compounds in the air then these compounds can form acid rain. Volcanic ash spread from the magmatic eruption of Mount Agung until now still blanket air space. Even had blanketed the sky above the airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai. Until there is airport closure for flight safety.

The negative impact for Bali from volcanic ash in the air is a disturbed flight. Residents who are hard-working outside the home for fear of polluted air can be inhaled. Even ash rain has occurred near the mountain with a radius of up to tens of kilometers.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mount Agung in Bali is expected to erupt with very powerful

Mount Agung in Bali is expected to erupt with very powerful
The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation estimates that a major explosion from Mount Agung will occur shortly. This estimate is a consideration to raise the mountain's hazard status from level III to level IV.

Until Monday, the eruption of Mount Agung is still observed with a thick cloud of smoke reaching a height of 2,000 to 3,400 meters. The rays of fire are visible from inside the crater.

Explosive eruptions accompanied by a weak boom sounded up to a distance of 12 kilometers (km) from the peak of the mountain by the Balinese called Tohlangkir it. The rays of the fires that are more noticeable at night, Sutopo said, indicating a major eruption was imminent.

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November 27, 2017, from 00:00 am to 06:00 pm, local authorities recorded Mount Agung underwent one eruption with a weak 40 second duration, one nonharmonic tremor with a duration of 1.832 seconds, a single volcanic quake in duration of 31 seconds, and three times a shallow volcanic earthquake of 7-11 seconds.

Mount Agung in Bali is expected to erupt with very powerful
Continuous tremor (microtremor) is recorded with an amplitude of two to three millimeters. The ash rain continued to fall at the observation post. November 27, the wind blows weakly to the southwest and west. The local authorities appealed to residents around Mount Agung, climbers, visitors, and tourists not to be and perform any activity in the danger zone.

Rising in the state of luminosity, the zone covers all areas within a five kilometer radius of the crater plus sectoral expansion to the north-northeast and southeast-south-southwest as far as 10 km from the crater.

The impact of the eruption of Mount Agung, rain stones began to occur

Mount Agung eruption resulted in rain stones

Mount Agung erupted in the wake of a terrible impact. This volcano throws hot rocks with a temperature of 500 degrees celsius. The stone that flies from the top of a mountain is bigger than a human fist. The stones raised by Mount Agung resulted in rain stones. The stones fall in the village of Hamlet, District Kubu, Karangasem regency, Bali.

Rain stones do not reach the safe zone, the hot stones just fall in the zone four kilometers from the summit crater of Mount Agung. Although the volcano in Bali has thrown rocks from the summit, it is not yet the peak of this mountain activity. This phenomenon is a phenomenon of tremor over scale with signs of throwing rock / rain rock around the peak. This has been explained by the Head of Volcano Mitigation Division of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Gunung Api Agung Observation Post in Rendang Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Tuesday 28 November 2017.

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The volcano in Bali Gunung Agung took a month to erupt

Until now there is no lava lubrication from the top of the crater. Although the activity of this mountain has increased. It is even predicted that a volcanic eruption would be so dense and enormous, more dreadful than the eruption that had occurred in 1963.

Based on the local authority, the eruption of Mount Agung is accompanied by an explosive eruption with a weak sound that sounded up to a distance of 12 km from the summit. The lava glow at the top of the mountain is increasingly observed at night from the beginning of the eruption. This indicates the potential for a larger eruption is imminent.

Public Relations National Disaster Management Agency previously mentioned the greater potential of Mount Agung eruption. This potential is observed from the elevated status of Mount Agung from Alert to Alert.

Pity, the impact of Mount Agung erupted, residents have to evacuate

Negative and bad impacts due to Mount Agung erupted is the economy in Bali that can be weakened. Because now the airport has been closed until the time limit continues to be divaluated, depending on the status and circumstances of mountain leyusan. Flights to and from Bali have been closed. Many local and foreign tourists are trapped in I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport. Many of them did not know that Mount Agung in Bali erupted.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pictures: Mount Agung appearance when erupting

Mount Agung looks very horrible since the beginning of the eruption began on November 25, 2017. Volcanic ash soar soaring into the sky. When darkness occasionally seen lava eruption at the top of the mountain. Negative impact for Bali is the ash rain that happens everywhere. Even the airport should be temporarily closed. Travelers stuck at the airport.

The pictures of Mount Agung erupted following were taken on November 26, 2017 by local residents.



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The volcano in Bali Gunung Agung took a month to erupt



Mount Agung eruption during the rainy season caused cold lava flood

Cold lava floods occur in several rivers. The impact of the eruption of Mount Agung accompanied by heavy rain.

Mount Agung eruption during the rainy season caused cold lava flood
The most famous volcano in Bali is Mount Agung, now erupting. Signs of eruption have occurred since early September 2017 with hundreds of earthquakes, but stalled in late October. Now this mountain is erupting with bursts of ash and sparks of hot lava at the peak.

In some rivers with upstream in Mount Agung is now experiencing cold lava flood. Cold lava floods in the river caused by lava coming out of the top of the mountain exposed to rain water. This cold lava flows together with rain and river water. The color of the river water mixed with cold lava is gray brown.

Balinese residents are encouraged to avoid the flow of the river flowing at Mount Agung because at any time could be affected cold lava flood from the mountains that ever erupted in 1963 that terrible. Cold lava floods will also increase as rain around Mount Agung will increase, especially now Bali is in the rainy season. Local authorities urged residents to be wary of lava floods or cold lava floods.

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Mount Agung eruption during the rainy season caused cold lava flood
The phenomenon of the emergence of cold lava flood caused eruption or volcanic eruption that surely sprayed various materials such as ash, gravel, sand, and chunks of rock that settles around the crater and the slopes of the mountain. All materian eruption of volcano will hanyud carried by river water with support of rain. So that the cold lava flood in the river. When it rains, the water mixes with the material from the eruption and moves down the slope downstream with all the eruption material. If Mount Agung has finished erupting, then the eruption results can provide high economic value to the citizens.

Known material eruption of Mount Agung which was carried by rain water began to flood rice field near by River Yeh Sah, Village Batusesa, District Rendang, Karangasem, Bali.

From the observation of local authorities, this lava phenomenon is derived from the southern slopes of Mount Agung or the upstream of Sebudi Village. From the observation it has checked this cold lava, because there is smell of sulfur and fall of ashes that occurred last two days.

I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport closed the impact from the ash of Mount Agung eruption

The impact of Mount Agung erupts is the movement of ash towards the airport.


Map of volcanic ash movement of Gunung Agung Bali

The eruption of Mount Agung caused the spread of ash extends. I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport closed at 07.00 am Monday, November 27, 2017. The closure of the airport in Bali is done up to 24 hours ahead, to see the situation further related to the ash condition that led to the airport.

This closure is made through Notice to Airmen (Notam) issued at 07.15 am. Volcanic ash is known to have closed the air area of ​​Ngurah Rai Airport. Ash from volcanic eruptions is very dangerous for aircraft flight activity.


Volcanic dust has closed air space at the airport up to two levels. Visually, the thickness of volcanic ash is very thin, the particles are very small and small. This dust began to be seen at the airport since 05.30 am, Monday, November 27, 2017. Although the dust that attached to the kuru is very thin, but the air space is covered in volcanic ash.

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Lombok Airport was closed on Sunday (November 26, 2017) but was declared safe return for flight on Monday morning, November 27, 2017.
The closure of airports in Bali and Lombok due to ash coming from the eruption of Mount Agung, Ash blowing southward, to the airspace of Denpasar.

Ngurah Rai airport authorities have issued a NOTAM, which states the airport was closed for approximately 24 hours, starting from Monday (27/11/2017) 07:00 am, until Tuesday (28/11/2017) at 07:15 am.
According to a study conducted by NASA, volcanic ash could impair the functioning of propellers on turboprop or jet engines in turbofan planes, vital components in aircraft flights.

It has been proven from an incident that had been experienced by Boeing 747-200 aircraft belonging to British Airways. The plane with callsign Speedbird 9 (flight number BA09) on June 24, 1982 made a flight route Kuala Lumpur - Perth. In the middle of the journey, while crossing the island of Java, Indonesia, Speedbird 9 trapped in the middle of the ash eruption of Mount Galunggung.

The four B747 engines died from vacuuming the silica of Galunggung. The pilot then decided to lower the cruising altitude from 36,000 feet to 12,000 feet. Luckily, the pilot finally managed to re-start the engine aircraft after flying at lower altitudes and free from the siege of volcanic ash.

Very small silica dust, diameter between 6 microns to 2 mm, can be carried by the wind easily, and because ejected from the crater of the volcano, the dust can soar up to the height of roaming the plane.

Because it is so small and light, volcanic ash is difficult to remove, and takes a long time to disappear completely if action is not taken immediately. If this happens and is left, then for a long time the dust that sticks in the body or components of the aircraft can cause delicate cracks in the body of the aircraft.