Indonesia , a vibrant nation comprising of about seventeen
thousand islands is home to some of the world’s most spectacular panaromas.
Nature has been mesmerized in the enchanting beauty of these splendid
archipelago, yet pays no mercy to its multi-cultural,multi-lingual &
multi-ethnic society which has been countering the nature’s hostility since the
Amid the havoc of tsunamis, hurricanes & earth-quakes,
Indonesia has remained in the spot-light for its gigantic volcanic eruptions.
In Indonesia’s 127 active volcanoes, Mt. Agung is in news for its recent
Mt. Agung is located in Indonesian’s most popular tourist destination,the
magnificent Bali Island. Bali has been declared as the no.1 tourist attraction
site by the American prominent travel website TripAdvisor. It is also home to
the coral triangle that is about seven times as big as Caribbean and about 500
reef building coral species can be found over here.In other words ,it is the
economic hub of the country. 80% of the Bali economy is dependent upon the
tourist business. A slight change in the topography of the island not only
effects the locals but also disturbs the Indonesian economy.
Mt. Agung was previously erupted in 1963 which happened to be the most
explosive eruption of the 20th century with gases, ashes & rocks
ejaculating upto 25km above the crater, causing death of more than 2000 people
& a economic havoc. Some geologists believed it would have been in a
dormant state due to its recent mighty eruption of 1963.
This year back in Sept., scientists were alarmed as some unusual seismic
activities were reported, according to David Pyle, a volcanologist in
University of Oxford, it was quite clear that new magma was uprising in
Earlier this week Bali’s governor indicated about 150000 people to evacuated
from around the Mt.Agung. The highest alert level by the Indonesian government
was issued concerning the increase in alert status of Agung volcano from level
3 to 4. Ashes cloud in the sky cancelled all flights to and from Bali.
Volcano is in a critical phase with altering every minute. So far, Mt. Agung
eruption is at highest alert level. However,Virgin Australia & Airlines
Jetstar have resumed their services and declared the island safe to
travel.While Indonesian government volcanologist says its crater is still about
one-third filled by lava and there still exist a high risk of eruption.
It would be challenging for Indonesian Natural Disaster Management Department
to tackle these natural disaster including erupting in a frugal budget of