75000 evacuated from from Bali volcano

Travel Insurance Won't Necessarily Help If Bali Volcano Erupts

"Volcanic activities keep rising as movement of magma to the surface has been more intensive", Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster management agency told Xinhua in a text message.

The Indonesian national disaster agency (BNPB) said there had been more than 560 deep volcanic earthquakes recorded on Monday alone.

A woman and child sit in a tent at a temporary evacuation center for people living near Mount Agung, outside a sports arena in Klungkung, on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia.

After the eruption, it remained active for about a year.

"Denpasar City and most of the touristic destinations in Bali are safe from the eruption or unsafe impact of the eruption", said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of Information and data of Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency.

The alert status of Agung was raised to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity.

He added: "There is a definite possibility that it will erupt, however we don't know when it will happen".




Singaporean Monica Goh - who arrived for a five-day holiday in Bali with friends on Saturday (Sept 23), a day after the alert level was raised to the highest level - said she was not too anxious about any possible eruption.

Many tourists in region with a high risk of explosion had to cut off holidays on island of Bali.

Authorities have been watching the volcano closely, and have so far urged tens of thousands of residents to flee the area with warnings of an "imminent" eruption.

Ash clouds from volcanoes and eruptions have disrupted tourism in Bali and other parts of Indonesia in the past.

It is situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

Airlines in Australia and Singapore said they were preparing for any possible disruptions due to an eruption, but flights were running normally for now.

"Holidaymakers are advised to follow the advice of local authorities, to avoid the area around the volcano and to keep in contact with their airline or holiday company".

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