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Information on the Agung Volcano
This page is dedicated to providing facts and advice for travelers in relation to a possible eruption of Mount Agung. It is curated by BookGreener – the premier community of eco-minded business owners of Bali and beyond. We have decided to create this page to ensure that prospective travelers have objective and up to date advice on the situation on the Island rather than having to rely on the sensationalist media coverage which bears little resemblance to the reality on the ground, even if it makes exciting, albeit woefully inaccurate, reading.
The reality is that Bali is perfectly safe to travel even in case the volcano erupts, except for a very small area around Mount Agung which represents less than 5% of the land mass of the Island.
Yes, you read this correctly; Bali is perfectly safe. The biggest risk that you run is that in case of ash clouds the airport might temporarily have to close – since the volcano woke up in September this has only happened during 2.5 days. Otherwise, the Island is a lot quieter than normal (with some 50% fewer visitors) which means that you can enjoy the many splendors it has to offer in much calmer circumstances than in other years. It might sound paradoxical; but now is actually a very good time to visit the Island.
We understand that even the possibility of having your flights delayed by a day or so can be an uncomfortable prospect. We have, therefore, decided to make the following pledge to guests staying at BookGreeer properties: we will host you for free in case the airport closes; help you deal with logistics challenges (such as organising transport to other airports that operate – this is offered for free by the Tourist Association of Bali) and waive any cancellation fees should you not be able to get to Bali. This literally means that your biggest risk consists of having to spend an additional day or so at the pool or – if you are rushed – taking a trip to Java or Lombok to catch another flight – without this costing you anything. To assist you further, we have also put in place a helpdesk that in these circumstances will advise you if necessary.
Participating BookGreeer hotels with an indication of their location in relation to the mountain can be found here and we are very happy to put together a trip amongst our members, inclusive of transport if you so wish; just write to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In that way your entire trip in Bali is covered by the BookGreener pledge – to provide you with the peace of mind to allow you to focus on enjoying Bali 100%.
The remainder of this website provides much more detailed situation on the Mountain and its activities and on the actual situation of the airport and flights. The information in the more detailed pages is updated daily, while the overview of incoming and outbound flights is provided in real time. We also have a section on health and a page on Immigration issues in case of airport closures. Finally, we attach a list of potentially useful contacts such as consulates and embassies.
We hope that this site will help you assess the realities of travel in Bali objectively and allow you to make informed decisions about your travel plans.
Should you choose to visit Bali and stay with us, we will be delighted to host you and introduce you to the many wonders of this exceptional Island.
UPDATES on #Volcano from Disaster Management Bali Province
29-12-2017 06:00-12:00 WITA
Level IV (out of IV)
– Cleared up red zone radius 8 – 10 km from Mount Agung.
the red zone status is dynamic and will be remain evaluated based on te recent and factual vision of the Agung.
– Status Level IV only applies within the radius of 8-10 km as mentioned, all social, economic, and recreational activities outside of the red-zone deemed to be safe and NORMAL
A result of PVMBG of sample gas sampling on the crater by drone, show a drop in SO2 (sulfur dioxide) emissions from about 5,000 tonnes per day during the period of 25 and 29 November to 40 to 200 tonnes per day from 13 to 15 December.
Reduction in seismic events over the last few days, but with continuing blowing earthquakes, vapor and ash plumes up to 1.5km, and the crater glow still observed some nights.
Quiet periods normal during eruptive event
Suggestions of an overall decrease in pressure inside the volcano, and if a drop in ash and gas emissions continues, the situation will be reviewed and alert level may be downgraded. But currently, the alert level is the highest. The exclusion zone covers a radius 8-10km from the volcano, but the state of emergency is island-wide.
PVMBG points out that it is NORMAL to have active periods and then quiet periods during an eruptive event.
Reminder to stay out of the red exclusion zone 8-10km radius from Agung.
BPBD reports that there are 238 evacuation camps and 71,063 registered evacuees.
A reminder that the Bali volcanologists at the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM), and emergency officials at Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) should be the sole sources of information about Agung, as they have all the information and expertise.
Blogs or posts with interpretations and predictions by people who do not have Ph.D’s in volcanology should not be relied upon.
Check ash maps and forecasts
- VONA: https://magma.vsi.esdm.go.id/vona/display…
- Seismo if you want a screensaver: https://magma.vsi.esdm.go.id/live/seismogram/
- Video timelapse from Tuesday 19th December https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pj2UCZKbjs
curated from Bali volcano eruption Agung 2017 (facebook.red)
Volcanic Activity Report/VAR
Airport & Airlines
to and from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport
distance from Karangasem Regency (red zone) to Airport is 83Km.
Community members of Hotel & Resorts
Below is the list of BookGreener Hotels & Resorts around Bali.
The below properties have taken extra steps to minimize their negative impact (waste, water, energy, pollution) and take good care of their employees. We recommend them to anyone planning a trip to Indonesia. Use “BOOKGREENER” code when booking. You will pleasantly surprised!
In the rare event of the airport being closed, some properties will extend your stay free of charge. Don’t worry, we will look after you in Bali! Many well-known international travel agencies, such as Khiri Travel, Exo, and Asian Trails are also members of our community and can help you organize the quickest and safest way home in the unlikely case that your original plans are disrupted.
Distance (approximate) from our hotels to Mt. Agung (red-zone)
Here you can see that all of the hotels and resorts in the BookGreener community are a safe distance from the volcano and well away from the evacuation zone (which is 12km from the volcano).
|Properties Name||Distance to Agung|
|Alam Sari||58 KM||36miles|
|Alassari Plantation||92 KM||57miles|
|Bali Eco Stay||90 KM||55miles|
|Bloo Lagoon||29 KM||18miles|
|Blue Karma – Ubud||60 KM||37miles|
|Blue Karma – Seminyak||70 KM||43miles|
|Blue Karma – Bali Ethnic Villa||68 KM||42miles|
|De Klumpu Bali Eco||26 KM||16miles|
|Munduk Moding Plantation||115 KM||71miles|
|Puri Dajuma||118 KM||73miles|
|Eco Swasti Cottage||55 Km||34miles|
|Villa Beji Indah||50 KM||31miles|
|Sebatu Sanctuary||53 KM||32miles|
- In case a guest is unable to leave Bali on their reserved flight due to the airport closure, the BookGreener members will offer up to 5 nights complimentary stay, upon availability.
- The participating members will organize transportation to the closest operating airport and assist in rebooking flights.
- In case a guest cannot check in due to airport closure, all cancellation fees will be waived.
Embassies & Immigration
|1||Immigration Office I Denpasar||Jl. Panjaitan No.3, Sumerta Kelod, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar,||(0361) 227828|
|2||Immigration Office Jimbaran||+62 361935 1038|
|4||Australia||Jl. Tantular no. 32, Renon, Denpasar||+62 361 2000 email@example.com|
|5||British||Jl. Tirta Nadi 2 no. 20, Sanur, Denpasar||+62 21 2356 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|6||French||Jl. Umalas 1 no. 80, Kerobokan||+62 361 473 email@example.com|
|7||German||Jl. Pantai Karang no. 17, Sanur, Denpasar||+62 361 288 535|
|8||Italy||Lotus Enterprise Building, Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran||+62 361 701 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|9||Japan||Jl. Raya Puputan no. 170, Renon, Denpasar||+62 361 227 email@example.com|
|10||Malaysia||Puri Kumara Sakti, Jl. Bentuyung, Ubud||+62 361 973 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|11||Netherland||Jl. Raya Kuta no. 127, Denpasar||+62 361 761 email@example.com|
|12||Spain||Jl. Patih Jelantik, Komplek Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, no. 11, Denpasar||+62 361 769 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|13||USA||Jl. Hayam Wuruk no. 188, Denpasar||+62 361 233 email@example.com|
|14||India||Jl. Raya Puputan no. 163, Renon, Denpasar||+62 361 259 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||New Zealand||Jl. Asia Afrika no. 8, Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta||+62 21 299 55800|
|16||Canada||World Trade Center 1, 6th Fl., Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 29 – 31, Jakarta||+62 21 2550 email@example.com|
|17||Singapore||Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Block X/4, Kav no. 2, Kuningan, Jakarta||+62 21 29950400|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can I check the current volcano status?
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho is the current higher officials / PR / Spokesperson from the National Body of Natural Disaster management from Indonesian Government – He just recently awarded Asia Geospatial Excellence Award, the world award for innovation and creativity in disaster management, especially in the Asia Pacific region. Sutopo regularly updates the status of Mount Agung on his twitter. | Tweets are presented in Indonesian language
Q: Where is the evacuation zone?
A: There’s Online Interactive map by Google – check your location: https://goo.gl/maps/8Fzabnq9QD62
Q: Where are the safe zone?
A: exclusion zone 8-10km radius from Agung
Q: Is there an earthquake?
Q: What kind of mask might be needed?
Download more Answers from FAQs below:
What are the factors that could lead to the airport closing again?
Will the Airport be Closed when I come to Bali?
What are the factors that can change the situation?
Which airlines stopped flying?
What are your options if you are stranded?
Will you be refunded by your airline?
How can I contact my airlines?
Can I sleep at the airport?
What will happen if I overstay my visa because I cannot fly home from Bali?
What happened last time the airport was closed?
If the airport closes, what are my options for leaving Bali?
Will it cost me money if I leave via bus, ferry, and another airport?
How much does it cost if I go by private transfer to Surabaya?
What should I do if I’m due to travel to Bali?
What do the local authorities say?
What do they mean by “safe”?
Download all detailed information about the Agung Volcano here: Mount Agung 2017 FAQs and News
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