Mount Agung Updates
As of February 10, 2018, the alert status on Mount Agung has been lowered from Level 4 to Level 3.
A note on Mount Agung
The volcano in eastern Bali has increased in activity over the last few months. Continue to check back here for updates.
Canggu Community School is located South-Southwest of the volcano, approximately 43 miles (70 km) away. The school has an emergency plan in place in the case of an eruption. Currently, the school is open as the ash cloud and volcanic activity are not endangering us in Canggu. We use this website on wind to monitor the direction of the ash cloud and therefore determine if school should remain open.
We are continuing to plan the GIN conference in the midst of the rumblings. However, we cannot predict nor control nature, so we recommend that schools purchase insurance on all flights.
We are also working with our recommended hotels in the case that schools need to extend their reservations.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The airport in Bali is open and airlines are operating as normal. Here is a video created by the Ministry of Tourism outlining contingency plans in the case of another airport closure.
Here is a note from the US Consulate in Surabaya from November 27, 2017:
The U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya alerts U.S. citizens that Mt. Agung, an active volcano in East Bali, erupted on November 21 and November 25 and is currently emitting significant ash. The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has raised the alert level to Level 4, its highest. As of November 27, the ash cloud has currently closed the Bali airport. The airport on the neighboring island of Lombok is currently open, and the port in Gilimanuk in West Bali serving ferries to the island of Java remains open.
Status: Travelers may check the status of the Bali airport at https://www.bali-airport.com/id and the Lombok airport at: https://lombok-airport.co.id Information on the volcano’s latest status can be found on the following websites: https://magma.vsi.esdm.go.id/, http://www.vsi.esdm.go.id/ andhttps://www.bnpb.go.id/.
Here is a note from the US Consulate in Surabaya from October 30, 2017:
"The Indonesian government downgraded the alert level for Mt. Agung, an active volcano in East Bali, from Level 4 to Level 3 due to a sustained decrease in the volcano's seismic activity. The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation continues to monitor the volcano and its potential for an eruption.
The exclusion zone is currently approximately 4 miles (6 km) from the crater, with an increased range for areas North-Northeast and East-Southeast-Southwest of the volcano. The peak of Mt. Agung is approximately 36 miles (58 km) straight-line distance from the Ngurah Rai Airport and the popular tourist destinations of Kuta and Seminyak."