Bali’s Batur on Eruption Alert

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Mt Batur, one of two active volcanoes in Bali, has been placed on alert for a possible eruption, one of 19 around the country now on heightened status.

The alert comes as Mt Merapi in Central Java continues to erupt and last week killed nearly 40 people living on its slopes.

An alert for Bali’s other volcano, the Hindu-revered Mt Agung, has not been issued, however.

Mt Batur, in northwest Bali, is a popular tourist attraction.

“With this alert status, the Centre for Volcanology and Mitigation of Geological Disasters forbids tourists and hikers from climbing to the peak of Mt Batur because it is dangerous,” said the centre’s Gede Bagiada.

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8 Responses to “Bali’s Batur on Eruption Alert”

  1. How Says:

    I’ll be in Bali from 26th November 2010 to 30th November 2010. Will it affects my trip?

  2. lisa Says:

    Yes smart ass…dont walk close to the volcano

  3. Ryry Says:

    haha

  4. Michi Says:

    Terima kasih, matur suksuma, tuan!
    I was there…

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  6. mm Says:

    is it safe to travel to bali with the recent alert for possible eruption?

  7. Nishita Says:

    Can someone who lives in Bali/ is planning to tarvel there tell me if it will be safe to tarvel to Bali- basically for the beaches and nightlife in the first week of december?

    Any idea about flights from KL to Bali being cancelled/ rescheduled???

  8. suresh Says:

    Am in Bali in the first week of December. Should I continue with my trip or cancel it

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