Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1779 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 118


Topic # 223412 28-Sep-2017 13:29
Send private message

We've been waiting for this holiday for the last 9 months, and its the first holiday we've had of any kind in nearly 5 years, and this mountain thing called Agung starts getting cranky, rumbling a little bit, and threatening to blow its top.

 

We've got jandals, boardies, towels and dust masks packed and ready to go. Interestingly our Air Bnb host has said that if it weren't for the media they wouldn't know anything was happening on the south/western coasts. It just has to hold off blowing for two more days. Being stranded on Bali for an extra week or two wouldn't be the worst thing in the world...


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
5519 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 248

Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1874094 28-Sep-2017 13:29
Send private message

Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.



7831 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 782

Subscriber

  Reply # 1874105 28-Sep-2017 13:50
Send private message

Hope you got good travel insurance.  Went there back in 1991  but no wish to go back again.   Hope you have a great trip and  let us all know if and when you get back..





Regards,

Old3eyes


13990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2492

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1874113 28-Sep-2017 13:57
Send private message

Good luck! Bali's a nice place, been there a couple of times. Friend of mine just left and had no problems.





AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


6699 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3456


  Reply # 1874118 28-Sep-2017 14:03
One person supports this post
Send private message

Good luck!

 

Actually, despite the fact that Agung looks almost certain to erupt very soon, and that if and when it does erupt, there's a very small possibility that it could erupt on a scale equivalent (VEI 7) to the 1815 eruption of Tambora (hence a lot of interest and some unfounded rumours), it's far more likely the eruption will be (truly spectacular but) much smaller.  

 

The Indonesian authorities seem to be very well regarded in how they handle volcanic threat, evacuation etc.

 

There's not much "real time" monitoring information publicly available (such as you can find from Geonet on our local volcanoes), and AFAIK no webcams pointed toward the mountain.

 

This chart shows daily seismic activity totals.  The steady increase in shallow (dangkal) volcanic tremor shows that magma is rising. It could of course just slow down and stop - but probably not.

 


2620 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 632


  Reply # 1874171 28-Sep-2017 14:58
Send private message

having gone through an eruption , i can tell you it's not fun, that ash gets everywhere.





Common sense is not as common as you think.


2656 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 276


  Reply # 1874176 28-Sep-2017 15:10
Send private message

Fred99:

 

Good luck!

 

Actually, despite the fact that Agung looks almost certain to erupt very soon, and that if and when it does erupt, there's a very small possibility that it could erupt on a scale equivalent (VEI 7) to the 1815 eruption of Tambora (hence a lot of interest and some unfounded rumours), it's far more likely the eruption will be (truly spectacular but) much smaller.  

 

The Indonesian authorities seem to be very well regarded in how they handle volcanic threat, evacuation etc.

 

There's not much "real time" monitoring information publicly available (such as you can find from Geonet on our local volcanoes), and AFAIK no webcams pointed toward the mountain.

 

This chart shows daily seismic activity totals.  The steady increase in shallow (dangkal) volcanic tremor shows that magma is rising. It could of course just slow down and stop - but probably not.

 

 

 

Peaked my interests.

 

https://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com/Agung 

 

http://volcano.si.edu/reports_weekly.cfm#vn_264020 

 

Check those EQ figures.. https://www.bnpb.go.id/ 


6699 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3456


  Reply # 1874208 28-Sep-2017 15:37
Send private message

I can't get that last link above to load.

 

Local news (in Indonesian)

 

http://bali.tribunnews.com/

 

(Google translate does a reasonable enough job of that)

 

From that if it's accurate - then since the last update to the image I posted above, there's been an increase in seismicity total, relatively more shallow volcanic quakes, and they've detected inflation (but the article doesn't say how much.  The authorities now seem to be saying quite firmly that it will erupt, but of course they don't know when.

 

They also post a photo in that newspaper which appears to be showing visible steam and it's coming from the flank of the mountain - not the main vent - something I don't think is very comforting if hoping for a minor event.

 

Approx 100,000 evacuees - they are taking it very seriously.


4312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2312

Trusted

  Reply # 1874230 28-Sep-2017 16:29
One person supports this post
Send private message

 

Have a great trip.


2656 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 276


  Reply # 1874265 28-Sep-2017 18:21
Send private message

Last link is the natural disaster recovery board

And yep, its constantly updated with evacuations numbers and the quakes. By that stage it was 300+ shallow 400+ deep.

14118 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1795


  Reply # 1874282 28-Sep-2017 18:57
Send private message

Have a good holiday. I would recommend taking dust masks with you just in case, as I imagine they could be scarce over there. Sounds like bad timing, last week it was a fuel crisis causing people travel delays, it is funny how these things happen.


1557 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 149

Trusted

  Reply # 1874309 28-Sep-2017 19:47
One person supports this post
Send private message

Will travel insurannce even pay out?

 

is there a travel advisory currently in place?





CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


6699 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3456


  Reply # 1907953 26-Nov-2017 13:05
Send private message

Agung is erupting now, quite a plume of dark ash.

 

There's a live webcam here:

 

 

Here's a screen grab from when I posted this:

 

 

Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar Aus, KLM have cancelled (some?) flights to Bali.  Aviation code is raised to red.

 

As seen in the links I posted above which are live, seismic activity is actually quite low - compared with the buildup a month or so ago.  
The last large eruption of Agung in 1963 was similar to start with, it started slowly and built up over a period of months, then a massive (VEI 5) eruption a month or two later.

 

If anybody is heading there, then check travel insurance as well as advisories.  I understand that some insurers have advised that new policies don't cover for travel disruption for Bali for this volcanic event - as it's not "unforeseen". 


1659 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 768


  Reply # 1908469 27-Nov-2017 14:07
Send private message

Doesn't look great for the OP.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/99265195/balis-erupting-volcano-sparks-air-delays

 

Stuff:

 

Indonesian authorities raised the alert for a rumbling volcano to the highest level on Monday and closed the international airport on the tourist island of Bali, stranding thousands of travellers.

 

Mount Agung has been hurling ash thousands of meters into the atmosphere since Saturday, which had already forced the small international airport on the neighbouring island of Lombok to close as the plumes drifted east.

 

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Bali's international airport, where most flights had been continuing, was closed for 24 hours. It said authorities would consider reopening it Tuesday after evaluating the situation.





Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Eliot)


Banana?
4331 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1016

Subscriber

  Reply # 1908475 27-Nov-2017 14:19
One person supports this post
Send private message

floydbloke:

 

Doesn't look great for the OP.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/99265195/balis-erupting-volcano-sparks-air-delays

 

Stuff:

 

Indonesian authorities raised the alert for a rumbling volcano to the highest level on Monday and closed the international airport on the tourist island of Bali, stranding thousands of travellers.

 

Mount Agung has been hurling ash thousands of meters into the atmosphere since Saturday, which had already forced the small international airport on the neighbouring island of Lombok to close as the plumes drifted east.

 

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Bali's international airport, where most flights had been continuing, was closed for 24 hours. It said authorities would consider reopening it Tuesday after evaluating the situation.

 

 

 

 

At least it wouldn't if they were going today. I think the OP has probably been and gone by now though :)


3162 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 804


  Reply # 1908513 27-Nov-2017 15:14
Send private message

floydbloke:

 

Doesn't look great for the OP.

 

With the Original post date being September I think the OP will be (have been) fine :)


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.