Hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and now this! What is happening in the world?
Prayers for the people, pets and animals in Indonesia!
Volcano on Indonesia's Bali Island at Highest Alert Level, Thousands Evacuated: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-volcano/volcano-on-indonesias-bali-island-at-highest-alert-level-thousands-evacuated-idUSKCN1BX0I7
PC: An evacuated villager from locations near the summit of Mount Agung, an active volcano which is showing increased seismic activity, is helped at a temporary shelter in Klungkung, on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia Antara. Foto/Nyoman Budhiana/via REUTERS
From the story:
DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thousands of residents were evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, officials said on Friday, as the alert status was raised to the highest level, meaning an eruption could be imminent.
Authorities warned tourists and residents to avoid camping or hiking within a 9 km (6 mile) radius of the crater as seismic tremors rattled some areas and smoke rose above one of the world’s most popular tourist spots “Volcanic activity remains high and there are indications of magma rising to the surface and causing tremors,” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the National Disaster Management Agency. “There should be zero public activity within the specified radius in case there is an eruption,” Nugroho said.
However, flights at Bali’s international airport were operating as normal and there was little disruption to tourism operators across the rest of the island, authorities said.
Nearly 10,000 people have been evacuated so far and that number was expected to rise, officials said.
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