Mount Agung Volcano update.
There is a chance that Mount Agung in Bali might erupt in the near future and Indonesian government officials have begun to evacuate the local people living in villages near the volcano. The volcano's last eruption was in 1963 and lessons were learnt, that in-time evacuation of the local villagers could save many lives.
People have been told to stay at least 10 kilometres away from the crater. Mt Agung is in the Far East corner of the island and over 70 kilometres from the South-Bali tourist hotspots (Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Canggu) and over 110 kilometres from the North-Bali tourist areas of Lovina and Menjangan Island.
It is still safe for tourists to visit Bali. Seismic activity from the volcano has escalated in the past two weeks, but officials say there is no reason for tourists to panic and the island that is world famous for its surfing, beaches and beautiful Hindu culture is still very safe to visit. It would be more harmful for the island if thousands of tourists cancelled their holidays right now for a possible eruption in the future (which could take weeks or months). Many Balinese families depend solely on tourism and losing this income for months of uncertainty would be devastating for them 🙏🏻 www.thevillas.holiday