How many times have you dreamed of taking a trip the famous holiday spot – island Bali? Today, you will be glad that you aren’t there right now!
Mount Agung, the 3031m high volcano that is growing more active in Bali is posing as an alarming threat to thousands of people who live on Bali. So far, 35,000 have been evacuated to prevent them from being harmed when the volcano erupts.
The authorities in Bali have imposed a 12km exclusion zone around Mount Agung and shelters have been set up. The volcano will erupt soon.
Many people who are evacuated are going back to their homes to relocate their livestock and other things that they may have left behind. The National Disaster Management Agency has sent food and logistical supplies to the area around Mount Agung. However, nobody can predict when the volcano will actually erupt.
Indonesia has 127 active volcanoes – making it the country with the highest number of active volcanoes in the world as of 2012. The volcanoes here are a part of the Pacific Ring Of Fire.
It is also a known fact that the people in Indonesia prefer to live near volcanoes as the lava makes the soil very fertile for farming related activities. About 5 million people live in the danger zones.
On November 3, 2010 Mount Merapi erupted for 5 days resulting in 353 fatalities. When Mount Agung erupted in 1963, ceasing only in the next year, it resulted in 1,143 fatalities.