Monday, June 2, 2014

Active volcano in Bali

Active volcano in Bali

Volcano in Bali very much, but there are two volcanoes in Bali that are still active. Mount Agung and Mount Batur is two sleeping volcanoes. Whenever ready to erupt. Two years ago, Mount Batur showed signs of erupting, but it did not happen. Bali is still lucky, because the balance of nature is maintained.

Bali is formed by a cluster of big mountains and tall. Most of the mountain in Bali is not an active volcano that could erupt at any time. The mountains in Bali can be seen clearly from the entire region in Bali. Mountain ranges in Bali in the middle of the island. The mountains stretch from west to east in the center of the island.

Mount Agung is Bali's highest mountain, with an altitude of 3,142 above sea level. The mountain is located in the district of Rendang, Karangasem regency. Mount Agung is a stratovolcano volcano, the crater of the mountain has a very large and very deep. This crater sometimes smoke and water vapor. Mount Agung mountain belonging to the young, and last erupted in 1963 after a long sleep for 120 years.

It is not known the exact amount of the eruption of Mount Agung, but from the stories circulating, the mountain erupted since 1800. In 1808, the mountain ash and pumice that very much. Normal eruption in 1821, no further information. In 1843, the eruption was preceded by earthquakes. The material removed is ash, sand, and pumice. 1908, 1915, and 1917 at various places in the bottom of the crater looks effluent fumarola. 1963 eruption began on 18 February 1963 and ended on January 27, 1964. Eruption is magnatis. Victims carrying 1,148 people died, and 296 people injured.

Mount Batur is located at Kintamani, Bangli regency, is the second highest mountain after Mount Agung in Bali. Has a height of 1717 meters above sea level, Mount Batur which includes the active volcano. Last erupted in 2000. From the year 1804 to 2000 Mount Batur erupted 30 times. The most devastating eruption that on 2 August to 21 September 1926 at 11:00 pm which lava hoard Batur Village and Ulun Danu Batur Temple. In 1963, 6 months after the eruption of Mount Agung, Batur eruption happens again sizable. There were no fatalities. This eruption back hoard Batur Village, and Ulun Danu Batur Temple.

Mount is a place sanctified by the people of Bali, especially Hindus. For residents of Bali, the mountain is the abode of the spirits of ancestors who lived in lonely places, and away from human disturbance. Therefore, all temples in Bali, its position in every yard should be more in the mountains.

Active volcano in Bali
Balinese people strongly believe, Bali volcano did not erupt because of the protection of the ancestors. Ancestors always keep the mountain so as not to erupt and threaten human life in Bali. Each sign will be a disaster occurs, the Balinese people perform a ritual to ask God, the ancestors, and pray all the earth, humans, animals, and plants, to avoid all natural disasters. So that all can live in peace, secure, and peaceful.

Update on Bali volcano, Mount Agung, has shown signs of eruption in September 2017. But back then Mount Agung was back about. Signs of eruption in September 2017 are known from the smoke bunches that emerge from the top of the mountain, as well as earthquakes that occur very often up to hundreds of times a day. At that time residents around the mountain must evacuate to a radius of 12 km. But by mid-October 2017, the volcano was calm again and residents could return home.

Mount Agung erupted again on Saturday, November 25, 2017, 5:30 pm. The eruption was clearly visible with a cloud of big and dark smoke. When the night is clearly visible red light at the top of the mountain. The red light is the lava that meets the crater at the top of the mountain.

At the time of eruption, the ash rains occur. Airports in Bali and Lombok are closed to avoid accidents caused by air around Bali filled with volcanic ash. Many tourists stuck at the airport can not go home by plane.

In some rivers with upstream on Mount Agung experiencing severe floods with cold lava. The cold lava flood in the river resulted in many dead fish. Rice fields that rely on river water menjasi damaged. Many rice plants die.

When the volcano in Bali erupts on November 25, 2017, residents living around the mountain must evacuate. The local government implements a disaster response day until December 10, 2017. Residents still in danger zone are not allowed to return to their homes despite the calm condition of the mountain.

See also:
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
In Bali there is ash rain, the impact of Mount Agung eruption
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

 Mount Batur

Mount Agung