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Agung volcano in Bali spews ash in fresh eruption

Dec 30, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Residents and tourists are advised to stay out of the danger zone or within the four-kilometer radius from the crater

MOUNT AGUNG. A file photo of Mount Agung volcano (in background), taken from Kubu in the Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 29, 2017. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP PHOTO

Bali reopens airport after volcano eruption strands thousands of tourists

Jun 29, 2018 - 9:09 AM

(UPDATED) The early morning closure has sparked the cancellation of more than 300 flights to and from the tropical paradise with nearly 27,000 passengers affected

MOUNT AGUNG. This handout picture taken on June 29, 2018 and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, shows Mount Agung erupting in eastern Bali. Handout photo by Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana/AFP

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Dec 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

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Flights resume as Bali's volcano-hit airport reopens

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The alert level on Mount Agung remains at the maximum, but a change in wind direction blew towering columns of ash and smoke away from the airport

RUMBLING. This general view shows smoke coming from Mount Agung volcano (in background), taken from Kubu in the Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 29, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:32 PM

(UPDATED) The eagerly awaited decision opens up a window of hope for some of more than 120,000 tourists stranded after a spike in activity at Mount Agung grounded hundreds of flights

WAITING. Passengers gather at the Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, Bali on November 28, 2017 to wait for possible flights out following Mount Agung's volcano eruption. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

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Nov 29, 2017 - 11:50 AM

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Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Nov 29, 2017 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) Mount Agung, which looms over one of the world's top holiday spots, could produce a thunderous eruption at any moment, officials have warned

CANCELLED. A flight information board shows the list of delayed flights due to the volcano at the Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, Bali on November 28, 2017 to wait for possible flights out following Mount Agung's eruption. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Evacuation centers, hotels fill up as Bali eruption looms

Nov 28, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Stranded tourists hunt for accommodation while frightened villagers living in Mount Agung's shadow make their way to more than 200 evacuation centers as the mountain gushes smoke and ash

RUMBLING. A general view shows Mount Agung erupting seen from Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 28, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Ash from rumbling volcano forces Bali airport to stay shut

Nov 28, 2017 - 8:51 AM

(UPDATED) Massive columns of thick grey smoke that have been belching from Mount Agung since last week have now begun shooting more than 3 kilometers (two miles) into the sky, forcing hundreds of flights to be grounded

STRANDED. Passengers gather at the Gusti Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, Bali on November 27, 2017, after flights were cancelled due to the threat of an eruption by the Mount Agung volcano. Yuda A Riyanto/AFP

Thousands flee as Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:10 AM

(UPDATED) Some 40,000 frightened people have fled their homes around the volcano but as many as 100,000 will likely be forced to leave, disaster agency officials say

RITUAL. Balinese Hindus take part in a ceremony, where they pray near Mount Agung in hope of preventing a volcanic eruption, in Muntig village of the Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 26, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, disrupting flights

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:12 PM

(UPDATED) At least 2,000 passengers are affected, mostly tourists from Australia

NATURE'S FURY. Mount Agung's eruption is seen next to a Balinese temple at Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 26, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Bali volcano spews smoke for second time in a week

Nov 26, 2017 - 12:46 AM

The alert level for Mount Agung remains at the second-highest, a volcanologist says

EVACUATION. In this file photo, a truckload of livestock leaves a village at the slope of Mount Agung volcano in Karangasem, on paradise island of Bali on September 28, 2017. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

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Bali volcano evacuees outside danger zone told to go home

Sep 30, 2017 - 12:11 PM

Officials say the number of evacuees has grown too high, and only people who live within 9 kilometers of the crater should remain in temporary shelters or with friends and relatives further afield

Bali volcano belches steam, sulfur as more evacuees flee

Sep 29, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation says that remote satellite sensing has picked up new steam emissions and thermal areas within the crater

EVACUATION. A truck load of live stocks leaves a village at the slope of Mount Agung volcano in Karangasem, on paradise island of Bali on September 28, 2017. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Rumbling Bali volcano triggers memories of deadly 1963 eruption

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Officials hope improved technology and early warnings this time mean a disaster on the scale of 1963 will be averted

DEADLY SIGHT. People look at Mount Agung in Karangasem on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 24, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Food aid, face masks dispatched to Bali as 75,000 flee volcano

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Mount Agung, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the resort hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August and threatening to erupt for the first time since 1963 – a potential blow to the country's lucrative tourism industry

READY. A farmer moves cattle from his land in Karangasem Regency on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 26, 2017, as Mount Agung volcano looms in the background. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Thousands flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Nearly 50,000 residents have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the resort island of Bali

SILENT – FOR NOW. People look at Mount Agung in Karangasem on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 24, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Mount Agung, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August and officials recommend people stay at least 9 kilometers away from the crater

EVACUATION. A boy sits behind his parents and villagers after being evacuated during the raised alert levels for the volcano on Mount Agung in Klungkung regency on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 22, 2017. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

One with God and nature

Oct 17, 2012 - 6:49 PM

A temple guide told me that in the Balinese spiritual tradition the demons help maintain the sacred balance

TOURISTS ARE REQUIRED TO wear proper temple attire. Most temples offer sarongs for rent. All photos by Rhea Claire E. Madarang