Mount Agung Volcano Alert Level Lowered

Decreased volcanic activity in Bali announced after seismic activity dropped.

The volcano alert on Mount Agung in Bali has been lowered from ‘dangerous’.

Here’s some pleasant news for those planning a vacation to Bali: The volcano alert on Mount Agung in Bali has been lowered from ‘dangerous’ (level four) to ‘high alert’ (level three) following decreased volcanic activity.

Kasbani, head of the Center for Volcanology and Disaster Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said, “Based on Gunung Agung’s technical data, seismic activity has dropped dramatically in the first three days since October 20, and slowly declined thereafter to this day.”

Since Mount Agung’s volcanic activity was first raised to high alert on September 18 and bumped up to dangerous on September 22, a large number of travelers have canceled their Bali bookings, with hotels across the island reporting a dramatic drop in occupancy rates.

PVMBG will continue to monitor the development of Mount Agung’s volcanic activity together with the Regional Disaster Management Agency of Bali Province.

 

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