Bali Volcano Alert Status Hits Lower Level, Leads to Safer EnvironmentBlog , News and Events
On Sunday (29/10), Mount Agung alert status was downgraded from level four to level three, after the decreases of volcanic activities inside the mountain. As the effect, thousands of evacuees start to make their way back home nearby the largest Bali volcano in the island.
This was confirmed by Kasbani, Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, who stressed the downgrade decision was based on lesser seismic activities. “This can be a good sign that the volcano has weakened its pressures“, he said.
As the effect, the downgrade of Bali volcano alert status has reduced the area of exclusion zones, spanning around from 10 kilometers to an area of between 6 – 7.5 kilometers from the summit. Around only six villages still remain in the danger zone.
Popular Bali tourism attractions and home to the holiest sacred sites in Bali, Besakih Temple is now considered as safe. The temple has been operated as usual, and people start to come by for celebrating Galungan Ceremony. For Bali Hindus, Galungan is a very important festival, where people gather and celebrate to honor the creator of the universe and the spirits of their ancestors. As a return, they express their gratitude by offering plentiful of fruits and flowers.
On the other hand, the downgrade Bali volcano alert status breathes a fresh of air to the Bali Tourism industry. Since the announcement of Mount Agung eruption in September 2017, Bali has lost 150 million where $24 million comes from the tourism sector alone, due to the volcano was on the highest status alert. Public hope the downgrading status of Mount Agung will return Bali tourism activities as usual and attracting more visitors to come.
Mount Agung is one of the 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia. Since its last eruption in 1961, the Bali volcano has not been active until present times. Volcanoes and earthquakes commonly happen in Indonesia. This was caused by Indonesia’s location in the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area with heavy geographic plate tectonic activities.
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