Mount Agung woke up again at the end of september 2017, after a long sleep of 54 years.
We are in the safe zone in Amed.
The refugees were brought to this area, if it would not be safe they wouldn’t have stayed around here.
But meanwhile Amed area has been really affected by all the news about Agung, there were no tourists because of international news and other area’s saying we were not safe. But
WE ARE SAFE!!!
All people in Amed are very happy when you visit us, so you are very WELCOME.
Actually it is one of the best places to see the mountain rising up from the sea but at a very safe distance. Look at these pictures.
Here is a short story about Mount Agung
The end of September 2017 it became very active and many people have been evacuated then. Everybody in the 12 km zone.
After the panicing first weeks it became quiet again which resulted in bringing down the level to 3 on October 29.
Another small eruption on November 21, followed by more eruptions, the level was put up again to level 4. The airport closed down for a few days because of the ashes and reopened on November 29.
Since then there were some small eruptions, but nothing serious. It took a while untill the level was put down to level 3, which was done on February 10 2018.
Since then the mountain still smokes every now and then, often early morning and at the end of the day. Sometimes accompanied with small tremors we heard, although we don’t feel them in Amed, we are too far away.