Almost 1,35000 Bali residents leave homes fearing volcanic eruption

Almost 1,35000 Bali residents leave homes fearing volcanic eruption

Almost 1,35000 Bali residents leave homes fearing volcanic eruption

The disaster agency said more than 144,000 people have now left areas around the volcano, including from places outside the immediate danger zone.

Over 130,000 people have relocated to makeshift evacuation centres as a steam cloud has reportedly formed around Indonesian volcano Mount Agung.

Located in the hilly village of Rendang, about 13km southwest of the mountain, the post has seen an influx of vulcanologists after the highest eruption alert was issued September 22 by the country's Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation.

The BNPB had said on September 21 that the current tremors were similar to those that occurred before Mount Agung erupted in 1963, which lasted nearly a year and killed over 1,100 people.

Volunteers have given out meals for evacuees at a camp for people displaced from homes near an increasingly active volcano on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.

Despite the significant increase in estimated evacuees, the government said it was prepared. The sirens will notify residents of a confirmed eruption.

"Tourists having sex on the volcano have angered the gods", said a priest in the village of Muntig, which sits inside the volcano excavation zone. The volcano is one of over 1000 now active across Indonesia.

Gede Swantika, head of volcanology for the organisation, said: "Smoke could con tin for the next few days or weeks, but an eruption could also happen at any time given its condition is very critical". Scientists have said the activity suggests magma is moving below the surface and may erupt, but they can't say when or how severe the eruption might be. "There are some who are staying behind because the volcano hasn't erupted yet or because of religious beliefs". But it was in 1963 that a major eruption killed 1,549 people, with cold lava triggered by heavy rain later claiming another 200 lives, according to National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

These abnormal activities led to the heightened alert status and warnings for residents who live on the volcano to seek safety elsewhere.

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