As Bali awaits it’s most beloved and also feared Mount Agung to erupt as predicted by scientists we have been getting lots of questions on how to help those in need.
Two weeks ago, Bali scientist were raising the alarms to a serious level as strong activity was being measured.
This graph shows why vulcanologists think Bali's Mt Agung will explode soon – look at spike in red trend line showing energy of tremors. pic.twitter.com/4Fb4oMpUIx
— Adam Harvey (@adharves) September 24, 2017
Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes amid fears that Mount Agung could erupt for the first time in over 50 years. Almost 2,000 people were killed when the volcano erupted in March 1963, which also destroyed multiple villages around the mountain. This time around a 12 kilometer (7.5 mile) exclusion zone has been set up around the volcano, on the northeastern side of Bali.
If you are in Bali currently, make sure to have a water supply for at least 72 hours, and ash masks available for yourself and family/ friends. If you have pets make sure to have them stay inside as the ashes that come from the volcano during the eruption are sharp and very harmful to your/ their health.