Indonesia - Volcano unrest (DG ECHO, EEAS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 24 September 2017)

  • 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).

  • The consular division of the European External Action Service (EEAS) has opened a case in its platform in order to allow Member States to share information, given that Bali is a very touristic area. The ERCC is in contact with the EEAS Sitroom and linking up with the EU Delegation on the topic.