Indonesia – Volcanic Eruption and Severe Weather (GDACS, BOM, BNPB, BMKG, UN, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 November 2017)

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  • 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.

  • Severe weather, including thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds has been affecting East Java province and Bali, causing floods and landslides. According to national authorities, as of 29 November, 11 people have been killed in Pacitan regency (East Java province, Java island).

  • Over the next 24 hours, thunderstorms and heavy rain may continue to occur in several areas of the country, including the already affected areas of Bali island and East Java. Heavy ash fall coupled with heavy rainfall creates an increased risk of of lahars (mud flows with volcanic ash).