Despite of Mt. Agung May 31st Eruption, “Bali remains safe for holiday this Lebaran“ Says Sutopo Purwo
The Head of public relations at BNPB (Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho recently tweeted another latest update about Mount Agung in Karangasem, Bali following its recent eruption last May.
“Closing the month of May 2019, Mount Agung in Bali has erupted with volcanic ash reaching a high of 2,000 metres on 31st May at 11.42 WITA. The roar was heard over Rendang post. The Alert Level is Siaga (re: level III). The danger zone ranges within 4 km from the summit. Outside the danger zone is safe. Bali remains safe for holiday this Lebaran,” as tweeted by Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.
At the end of last May 2019, Bali’s active volcano Mount Agung has erupted with volcaninc ash reaching a high of 2,000 metres on 5/31/2019 at 11.42 local time. As the result, the volcano’s last 31st of May eruption had initiated the volcanic ashes to rain down on some of the region in Karangasem, but luckily it did not interfere the flight schedule at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.
This Bali’s highest volcano mountain is still at the alert level of Siaga (Stay on Alert) or at the third level of the four-tiered alert system with its danger zone ranges within 0 to 4 km from the summit. Therefore, the area outside the radius remains safe for tourism activity.
According to the Chairman of Bali Hotel Association Ricky Putra to Liputan6 on May 31st, the hotel occupancy rate in Bali has reached 80 percent following this Ramadhan holiday season and is expected to increase up to 90 percent on Eid Al-Fitr.
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