Updates on the Mount Agung Volcano in Bali
(Dec-4) Mount Agung still remains on the highest alert, despite most of the smoke abating. Some airlines, such as Virgin Australia, resumed flights today whereas other airline carriers, such as China Southern Airlines, continued to halt all flights until all the ash is cleared.
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(Dec-1) Many travelers stuck in Bali due to the canceled flights took to social media to post photos using the volcano and ash as a backdrop.
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Tim Selloh, Erin Farley, Associated Press-NBC News
(Nov-27) Thousands of tourists are stranded at Bali’s Denpasar International Airport as flights have been canceled due to the eruption of ash from the Mount Agung Volcano. Authorities fear that a larger eruption may be possible in the near future and, as a result, have increased the radius of land designated as the danger zone by up to 6 miles, resulting in 40,000 evacuations. Up to 90,000 people are in the currently designated evacuation zone but many choose not to evacuate. Currently, the volcano alert is set to the highest level and it is unknown when flights will restart out of the airport. Some have fresorted to ferries to get off the island. Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing around 1100 people.
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