Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Batur Volcano, Bali, Indonesia - John Seach

Hiking trail has been closed at Batur volcano in Bali, Indonesia due to fears of an eruption. Since 1st November 2009 there have been 53 deep and 83 shallow volcanic earthquakes. Evacuation will be necessary if the alert level is raised to the next higher level. Currently residents are allowed to continue activities around the volcano, but should stay away from the summit area. Batur volcano is a popular tourist location on Bali, and offers spectacular views of one of the world's most impressive calderas. The last eruption of Batur volcano was in 2000 when ash emissions reach a height of 300 m above the summit.
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