Thousands flee as Bali braces for volcanic eruption

Travel Insurance Won't Necessarily Help If Bali Volcano Erupts

50000 evacuate as Bali volcano swells

It's been more than 50 years since Agung's last eruption, which continued for nearly a year.

Agung, located in Bali's Karangasem regency (75 kilometers from Kuta), has been rumbling for the past month and an eruption is feared to be imminent for the first time in over 50 years.

The Indonesian national disaster agency (BNPB) said there had been more than 560 deep volcanic earthquakes recorded on Monday alone.

The increased frequency of tremors shows the magma continuing to move towards the surface, with the mountain entering a "critical phase", the spokesman said. This can happen because today many people live in disaster prone areas.

Republican Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy
The measure would end the Affordable Care Act's requirements that individuals have insurance and that most employers provide it. One analysis estimates that ME would lose $1 billion in federal funding over the next decade if Graham-Cassidy became law.

Mass evacuations have taken place in the danger zone, which extends up to 7.5 miles from Mount Agung's crater, after authorities raised its alert status to the highest level.

Bali's Mount Agung is experiencing unprecedented levels of seismic activity and could erupt in a "matter of hours", Indonesia's volcanology centre has confirmed. "We want to get out of here just to be safe", said an Australian woman at Bali's airport who identified herself as Miriam.

The ministry has also set up public kitchens at 10 points, namely Candi Kuning in Bedugul, Tabanan; Bangli; Denpasar City; Klungkung 2; Klungkung 3; Sueca Pura Sports Stadium in Gelgel; Bandem in Karangasem; Ulakan; Karangasem and Tembok Buleleng. Vehicles loaded with noodles, mineral water and blankets have been sent to the evacuation centres, and residents around the island have been collecting donations, AFP reported.

"We can meet their daily needs for the next few days", he said.

Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile
Criticism by the Trump administration of the 2015 nuclear deal has focused heavily on Tehran's continuing missile program. The missile is named Khorramshahr after the Iranian city where the first major engagement of the war occurred.

The government's humanitarian assistance plan will see the distribution of hundreds of thousands of face masks.

The island's main tourist areas and flights remain unaffected for now.

The UK, Australia and the United States are among several countries that have issued travel advisories in recent days, warning that volcanic activity on Agung could interfere with travel plans. The central government has a relief fund totalling almost $150 million to meet the cost of natural disasters, which could be tapped in case of an eruption.

Virgin Australia and Jetstar, both of which fly to Bali from Australia, said they would carry extra fuel in case they needed to reverse course quickly.

Rumoured Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor & Mahira Khan Caught While Smoking
Have we lost all sense of sensibility? Varun also came out in support of Mahira. Mahira Khan made her Bollywood debut with Raees , co-starring Shah Rukh Khan .

Latest News