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Indonesian volcano puts on a show for yours truly

Post by catweazel » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:13 pm

Late last week I paid a visit to the village of Sidemen on the island of Bali to take a look at Mount Agung. The volcano had been quiet for several weeks. In the first image you can see steam rising from the mouth, just above the clouds, which is what the volcano had been doing for those several weeks.

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As I was walking back to the vehicle I was travelling in there was a terrific, thundering BOOM! Some locals jumped on their motorbikes and started down the mountain, looking back over their shoulders as they went. Here is Mount Agung blowing not two minutes after the previous photo was taken:

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You can see that the clouds going around the top of the mountain have shifted to the right.

What an awesome, once in a lifetime experience that was.
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Post by all41 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:17 pm

WOW!!!
precarious thrill
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Post by catweazel » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:18 pm

all41 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:17 pm
WOW!!!
precarious thrill
lol - yes. Funny though, as soon as my wide-eyed, now pallid-faced driver started back down the hill, it was over. My regular driver has promised to take me closer in December, provided the volcano has been stable. I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: Indonesian volcano puts on a show for yours truly

Post by Benedetto » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:47 pm

I hope Mt. Agung is quieter in December, giving you chance to get closer. It is always active and its gods frequently remind the locals of their presence. It has has had a couple of big eruptions this year causing panic, movement of people and livestock and grounding flights.
As I have family on Bali I read the local news (online) daily just to keep track of what is happening there. The recent (this week) big eruption was with Mt. Rinjani on the island of Lombok - next island east from Bali. Both islands are great tourist attractions and Lombok is still in the process of dealing with the aftermath.
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Post by kc1di » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:31 pm

Glad you made it through safe and had an experience you'll remember. Good to see you back on the Forums :)
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Post by catweazel » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:00 pm

Benedetto wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:47 pm
The recent (this week) big eruption was with Mt. Rinjani on the island of Lombok - next island east from Bali. Both islands are great tourist attractions and Lombok is still in the process of dealing with the aftermath.
Sadly, yes. I felt the earthquake at around 4AM local time. Parts of Bali also got hit with king tides and 6m waves.
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Post by catweazel » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:01 pm

kc1di wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:31 pm
Glad you made it through safe and had an experience you'll remember. Good to see you back on the Forums :)
Hi, @kc1di. Thank you for the nice welcome back :)
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