Yesterday evening 21.11.2017 at 5.30pm local time, Mount Agung on Bali has started to release an ash cloud which occurred due to a combination of heavy rains (water) and immense heat inside the volcano. It was not caused by a magmatic eruption, which would be much more severe. The emission reached an altitude of around 700 meters above the crater, drifting south-east wards.
Please note that nothing has changed on the ground for your guests since our last update sent on 16 November 2017.
Status of the volcano remains at level 3 (out of 4) and safety parameter at 6 to 7.5 kilometer around the crater rim. All activities including Bali International Airport operate normally with the exception tours/excursions/activities within the safety parameter (visit Besakih Temple and Mount Agung Trekking)
Asian Trails Indonesia will monitor the situation closely and will inform you immediately in case local authorities and volcanic experts will increase the alert level again or the airport is forced to stop flight operations. Please be careful about various (hoax) media reports which tend to dramatize the actual situation.
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