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20 Dec 2017 description

East Asia and Pacific

Affected areas: Aceh, Bali, Central Java, East Java, Lombok and North Sumatra
Cause of displacement: Disaster
Figures: More than 102,000 new displacements between 25 November and 13 December

Context

15 Dec 2017 description

The Australian Government will provide humanitarian support for communities affected by volcanic activity in Bali, Indonesia.

Indonesian authorities have established an exclusion zone around Mt Agung, and have evacuated at least 70,000 local residents.

The Government is contributing $600,000 to help meet the needs of 17,000 people who have been displaced from their homes, including the provision of clean drinking water, shelter, sanitation services and medical care. This assistance will also support farmers and workers who have lost their livelihoods.

13 Dec 2017 description

Jakarta, 13 December 2017 – Following a series of eruptions of Mount Agung volcano in Indonesia’s island of Bali since late September, the European Commission is making available 100 000 EUR (approx. IDR 1.6 billion) to deliver emergency relief assistance to the most affected families. The aid will directly benefit 11 000 people in some of the worst-hit districts of Bangli, Bulenleng, Gianyar, and Karangasem.

13 Dec 2017 description
  • Volcanoes become geo-engineering laboratories

  • Repeat of 1963 Bali eruption could cool planet

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

OSLO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth.

(Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation)

11 Dec 2017 description

Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)

Visual Observation :

The summit can be seen clearly, sometimes it was covered by fog. A 1000-2000 thin mid pressure colomn of steam can be observed from the northern, north-eastern, southern, and south-western slopes. Rays of fire can be seen from CCTV (Batulompeh). Effusive eruption slowly occured and was followed by a short duration of earthquake blow.

Earthquake:

​Earthquake eruption : once.

08 Dec 2017 description

Friday, 8 December 2017 ​​​​ Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)

Visual Observation :

The summit can be seen clearly due to fog. A 500-1,500 thin greyish and mid pressure colomn of steam can be observed from the northern, north-eastern, southern, and south-western slopes. Rays of fire can be seen from Batulompeh CCTV. Effusive eruption slowly occured.

Earthquake:

05 Dec 2017 description

Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)

Visual Observation :

The summit often seen foggy. A thin white and low pressure colomn of steam can be observed from the northern, north-eastern, southern, and south-western slopes 1000-1500m. Rays of fire can not be seen from all CCTVs (Rendang, Bukitasah and Batulompeh). Effusive eruption slowly occured.

Earthquake:

​Earthquake eruption: nil.

Non harmonic tremor: cloud of thin white ashes occurred in 6 hours (with 1-2 mm amplitude, dominant 1 mm). ​

01 Dec 2017 description

✓ Since 29 Nov 2017, 06:45 (UTC+7), VONA for Mt. Agung is Orange.

Bali Tourism Office’s would like to advise tourists advised to stay in their hotels where the hotel management and the relevant government agencies will keep them fully informed on developments.

29 Nov 2017 description
  • The eruption of Mount Agung (Bali) is ongoing with significant release of magmatic gases and increased strength of tremors. The Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM/PVMBG) states that the likelyhood of larger scale eruptions is increasing.

  • Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali) is operating on 29 November, as well as Lombok Praya International Airport.

  • Local media reports that the evacuation of over 100 000 people from 22 villages is on going.

29 Nov 2017 description
report Direct Relief

More than 150,000 people are being evacuated as Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, continues to erupt and spew dangerous ash clouds up to 10,000 feet into the atmosphere. The island’s main airport remains closed. Indonesia’s emergency management agency made a statement Monday indicating that the evacuation is proceeding well and that it could last for up to a month. Mount Agung erupted last in 1963, when it killed more than 1,500 people.

28 Nov 2017 description

GENEVA, 28 November, 2017 -- The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today expressed his concern for the people and Government of Indonesia as the likelihood of a large volcanic eruption on Bali’s Mount Agung continues to become more imminent.

28 Nov 2017 description
  • The eruption of Mount Agung, which started on 25 November, is ongoing with a significant release of magmatic gases and increased volcanic earthquake activity. Volcanic ash reached a maximum height of 3 400 m from the peak on 27 November. The Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM/PVMBG) states that the volcanic activity of Agung is at a very high level and that the probability of a bigger eruption is increasing. The maximum alert level remains in place.

28 Nov 2017 description

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 | dilihat 3933 kali ​ Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)

Visual Observation :

28 Nov 2017 description

Updates
- The status of Mount Agung has been raised to highest Alert Level IV for Mount Agung from 27 November 2017, 06,00 (UTC +8). The Indonesian Disaster Management Authority (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana / BNPB) has issued a 8 km radius Danger Exclusion Zone up to 10 km from the crater.
- Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) for Mt. Agung is currently at Red Level.
- Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) & Lombok Praya International Airport (LOP) are closed, correct as at 28 November 2017, 12.00 hours (UTC +7).

28 Nov 2017 description

Authorities with Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, BNPB) have just raised warnings to the highest possible level and expanded evacuation for 100,000 people as Bali’s Mount Agung volcano spews ash miles into the air with increasing frequency and severity. Indonesia’s powerful early warning and decision support system, InAWARE, is helping officials anticipate impacts to populated areas and develop evacuation and response plans to protect everyone in harm’s way.

27 Nov 2017 description

Monday, 27 November 2017

Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)

The eruption level of has raised from phreatic to magmatic phase (since the rays of fire are increasingly observed in at night, on 25 November 2017 at 21.00 local time). The magmatic eruption phase has spread ashes up to 2,000-4,000 m into the atmosphere.

Visual Observation :

The top of the mountain can be clearly seen with 2,500-3,000 m high of grey mid pressure eruption column.

A 3,000 m high grey eruption column.

Rays of fire.

27 Nov 2017 description

Monday, 27 November 2017

The Indonesian authorities have raised the state of Mount Agung in Bali to its highest level (Level IV), since 06:00 ICST. National Disaster Agency (BNPB) explained there have been continuous ash clouds, sometimes accompanied by explosive eruptions and weak sound of 'boom'. The rays of fire are increasingly observed at night, which indicate that larger potential eruption is imminent.

26 Nov 2017 description

Summary

✓ In the past 24 hours, Mt. Agung, in Bali, Indonesia has erupted twice with the following volcanic activity summary:

✓ First eruption: 25 Nov 2017, 17.30 (UTC+8), releasing 1,500 m of ash cloud.

✓ Second eruption: 26 Nov 2017, 05.45 (UTC +8), releasing 3,000 m of ash cloud.

✓ Type of eruption: Phreatic eruption

✓ As of 26 Nov 2017, 05.55 (UTC+8), eruption and ash emission is continuing, with ash cloud moving east-southeast.

26 Nov 2017 description

Mount Agung which is located in Karangasem regency, Bali Province erupted again on Saturday (25/11/2017) at 5:30 pm Bali time.

Grayish-black medium pressure ash columns were observed to reach a height of 1.500 m above the peak. Eruption was visually observed from the Culik and Batulompeh areas to the West-Southwest.

This is the second eruption with a higher ashes column than the previous one. The first eruption occurred on Tuesday (21/11/2017) at 5:05 pm Bali time with thick-gray smoke and medium pressure as high as 700 meters.

24 Nov 2017 description

Summary of revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This operation update outlines the revised operation plan and provides an overview of the situation that has evolved since the alert was downgraded from Level Four to Level Three.
Changes to the emergency plan of action:

• The target number of people assisted increased from 7,750 to 11,000 people. The budget for this operation is increased from CHF 169,320 to CHF 210,417. The operation is expected to complete by 26 January 2018.