Seismic activity is rising on Mount Agung
Locals took to Twitter to report levels of seisimic activity on the the island’s highest volcano Mount Agung have increased by 23 per cent.
One said: "There has been a 23 per cent increase for yesterday 05 October. This brings us back to very high levels of seismic activity (918 for the day).
"This morning has seen a 58 per cent increase in activity compared to the same yesterday.
"This is also 39 per cent above the 5- day average. Airport status is still ORANGE.”
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Fears of an eruption sparked mass evacuations
There has been a 23 per cent increase for yesterday 05 October
Bali remains under the highest volcano alert because volcanic activity is still dangerously high.
Fears the island’s highest volcano Mount Agung is on the brink of erupting forced more than 140,000 people to evacuate.
Rising more than 3,000 meters (yards), Mount Agung is the island’s highest and most sacred volcano, home to the Pura Besakih temple complex that narrowly escaped the previous eruption.
MAGMA Indonesia said the current aviation colour code was at orange, while a volcanic activity summary reports: "Low pressure white plume, likely dominated by water vapor, is observed emitting continuously from the main crater at 12.45."
Mount Agung live pictures
Fri, October 6, 2017
Authorities have raised alert levels for a volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali after hundreds of small tremors stoked fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.
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Mount Agung volcano from the Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on October 6, 2017
However experts said an ash-cloud was not visible.
Bali governor I Made Mangku Pastika has declared a state of emergency on the island.
Evacuees have been housed in tents, school gyms, and government buildings in neighbouring villages.
While there are plentiful stocks of food, water, medicines, and other supplies, evacuees fear they are in for a long wait that could disrupt their livelihoods.
Mount Agung has not erupted since 1963
Mount Agung has not erupted since 1963, when it killed more than 1,100 people and injured 300 more.
Bali sits on the deadly Pacific Ring of Fire – the most active earthquake belt on the planet. It is thought that as much as 90 per cent of the world’s earthquakes occur along the belt.
The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation raised the volcano alert to 4, meaning an eruption could happen at any time.
Balinese locals continue to flee the danger zone, which stretches 7.5 miles around the volcano and white steam has been pouring out of Mount Agung since last week.