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Bali volcano is at red warning level

Joanne Parkinson

26th November 2017

A large plume of smoke from Mount Agung has risen to 4000m into the atmosphere.  This is the second eruption of this type in a week and it is causing disruption for flights in the region.

The red warning issued to the volcano signifies that a large eruption is imminent.  Locals around the volcano have been evacuated within a 7.5km  radius and hundreds of thousands of masks have been issued by the Indonesian Disaster Mitigation  Agency.

With Bali being such an important tourist resort, the concern for the impact on tourism is high.  Currently the main airport is operating normally as the smoke is moving in the opposite direction; however some airlines have cancelled flights as a precaution as the volcano becomes more active.  On the island of Lombok just east of Bali, the main international airport has been closed entirely.

The long-term economic impact could be a problem though as many islanders rely on tourism for their livelihood.  More information regarding the situation can be found here...

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