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29 Sep 2017 description

While there are plentiful stocks of food, water, medicines, and other supplies, evacuees fear they are in for a long wait that could disrupt their livelihoods

By Nyimas Laula

KARANGASEM, Indonesia, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Nearly 135,000 people on the Indonesian island of Bali have left their homes and taken shelter in makeshift evacuation centres after warnings the Mount Agung volcano could erupt at any time, officials said late on Thursday.

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29 Sep 2017 description
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Jakarta | Fri, September 29, 2017 | 09:10 am

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said cultural approaches are often more effective than structural ones in handling those fleeing natural disasters.

“The handling of disasters in Indonesia is unique. This country is a disaster laboratory with special characteristics,” BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a press statement on Thursday.

He admitted it was often quite difficult for the authorities to evacuate residents from their homes.

29 Sep 2017 description
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Panca Nugraha
The Jakarta Post

Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara | Thu, September 28, 2017 | 06:00 pm

Hundreds of people from dozens of families in Karangasem, Bali, have chosen to evacuate to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), after the alert for Mount Agung was increased to the highest level last week following an increase in its volcanic activity.

28 Sep 2017 description
report Direct Relief

Thousands of residents have been evacuated as two volcanoes, one in Indonesia and one in Vanuatu, threaten to explode.

About 11,000 people living on the island of Ambae, part of the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, have been ordered to evacuate by boat due to threat of explosion. Smoke billowed up from the volcano on Thursday, and officials said that the volcano had become increasingly active over the past week.

28 Sep 2017 description
  • Mount Agung (district of Karangasem, Bali province) is on red alert/danger level of volcanic activity since 22 September.

  • As of 28 September, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) reported that over 96 000 people have been evacuated in 430 shelters. They also advised people not to approach the volcano within 12 km from the crater.

  • Over the next 24 hours, no heavy rain is forecast to affect Bali island.

28 Sep 2017 description
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Number of Agung evacuees rises to 96,000 Bagus Saragih Bagus Saragih The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, September 28, 2017 | 06:21 am

The number of residents evacuated from their homes near Mount Agung in Bali continues to rise.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 96,086 people had been evacuated to 430 shelters in eight regencies and a city across Bali, as opposed to 81,152 recorded as of Tuesday evening, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said.

28 Sep 2017 description
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By Panca Nugraha

The Agriculture Ministry's Animal Husbandry and Animal Health Directorate General has set up a joint volcano emergency readiness team, which has been working since Monday to evacuate cattle belonging to residents living in the vicinity of Bali's Mount Agung.

The team comprises personnel from the animal husbandry directorate general; the House of Representatives Commission IV overseeing agriculture and marine sectors, the Bali administration, the Bali Animal Husbandry and Animal Health Agency, and the Karangasem Agriculture Agency.

27 Sep 2017 description

The status of Mount Agung has been raised to WARNING (AWAS-level 4) since 22 September 2017. The Indonesian Disaster Management Authority (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana / BNPB) has issued a 12 km radius exclusion zone from the crater. It is predicted that three districts along the northeastern hemisphere zone: Karangasem, Klungkung, Bangli will be directly impacted.

27 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 22 September 2017 at 20.30, Indonesian Authorities (PVMBG) increased the status of Mount Agung in Bali from Level Three (High Alert: Orange/Ready to erupt) to Level Four (Red alert/Danger), the highest level for a volcano and the third consecutive rise this week.

The volcano of 3,031-metres is located in the district of Karangasem, in the province of Bali, roughly 72 kilometres to the north-east of the popular tourist destination of Kuta.

27 Sep 2017 description

The volcanic activity of Mount Agung in Karangasem regency (Bali) continues to increase. The alert level was raised to 4, as the volcano is entering a critical phase.

Evacuations have taken place in an area between 9-12 km around the crater. National authorities reported that over 75 600 people have been evacuated in 377 shelters.

27 Sep 2017 description
report UNOSAT

According to the Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM), Agung volcano in Bali has been showing elevated signs of unrest in the form of increasing volcanic seismicity over the past six weeks, starting from August 10th. CVGHM raised the alert level from 1 (normal) to 2 (warning) on 14 September 2017, to 3 (eruption imminent) on 18 September 2017, and to the highest level 4 on 22 September 2017, at 8:30pm local time1.

27 Sep 2017 description

Alert status Mount Agung has been issued by BVMBG the date of 22 September 2017 at 20:30 pm an impact on increasing the number of displaced people are spread throughout the County / City in Bali. Up to date 25 September 2017 20:00 pm based on information from the Main Post Tanah Ampo, there are at least 334 refugee points in all areas of Bali.

27 Sep 2017 description
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is set to visit on Tuesday afternoon a number of residents taking shelter in Klungkung, a Bali regency that is hosting the second largest number of evacuees who fled their homes in anticipation of Mount Agung's possible eruption.

Jokowi and First Lady Iriana will visit a shelter in Swecapura sports hall, which is one of Klungkung's 162 camps hosting a total of 19,456 evacuees.

26 Sep 2017 description
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News Desk
The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, September 26, 2017 | 07:37 pm

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to deliver humanitarian aid to Mount Agung evacuees during his visit to Bali on Tuesday.

“The President’s assistance is in the form of various goods worth more than Rp 7.1 billion [US$ 530,643.35],” Social Affairs Ministry’s social security and protection director general Harry Nikmat said, according to Antara in Jakarta on Tuesday.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: September 25, 2017 6:03 AM
VOA News

Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated the area around Bali's Mount Agung volcano as Indonesian disaster officials said an eruption could be imminent.

A spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency said Monday that people have taken shelter in all corners of the island and some have crossed to the neighboring island of Lombok.

24 Sep 2017 description
  • The increasing unrest in the Agung Volcano in Bali, Indonesia since 10 August 2017 has led the authorities to raise the alert at the highest level. Evacuations have taken place in an area of up to 12 km around the volcano.

  • According to the ARISTOTLE emergency report, the increasing unrest does not necessarily mean that an eruption will take place, nor it can give precise indications on when/if this would happen. However, historical data shows that the eruptions of this volcano were of a big magnitude (latest in 1963-1964).

22 Sep 2017 description
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Ni Komang Erviani

National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Willem Rampangilei said on Wednesday that the government took measures to anticipate the eruption of Mount Agung in Karangasem, Bali.

The volcano alert status has been increased to Siaga, the third level on the alert scale, due to an increase in the volcano's seismic activity.