Nearly 50,000 people living near Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia have been evacuated following an increasing unrest detected since August 10, 2017. Evacuations have taken place in an area of up to 12 km (7.4 miles) around the volcano. According to the ARISTOTLE emergency report, the increasing unrest does not necessarily mean that an eruption will take place, nor it can give precise indications on when/if this would happen. However, historical data shows that the eruption of this volcano were of a big

magnitude. As of September 24, nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and dispersed across 238 locations in seven districts in Bali. Indonesia’s disaster management agency (BNPB) said Monday morning, September 25 that the number has increased to 48,540, adding that they expected it to rise because more than 60,000 people lived in the danger zone. “There are still people who don’t want to be evacuated,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, BNPB spokesman said at Monday’s press conference. READ MORE