It’s not that we are running away from this volcano. We have had air tickets booked for the past six months to return to Australia next week. This possibility is looking less and less likely as the airport has been closed for the past three days. Unlike the many evacuees (and numbers are growing) we […]
Back in September, when the alert level of Gunung Agung was raised to 4, the highest, we waited. Thousands of people were evacuated and lived in limbo away from their homes and animals. Nothing was visually happening but the experts were monitoring activity inside the mountain and reporting every six hours. Charts showed deep quakes […]
Sometimes you just need to take a break. I am a bit shocked to realise that this one has been more than a month, but the mood has been strange waiting for something to happen on the mountain. And last night it did. Just a hiccup, but a significant one; what is called a phreatic […]
There is activity, but you wouldn’t really think so. This article explains what is happening, or not, better than I can. The paralysis is really why there’s been no recent update here. https://theconversation.com/mount-agung-continues-to-rumble-with-warnings-the-volcano-could-still-erupt-85825 I took this image last Friday on a trip up to Amed, out of the exclusion zone. Just steam, but interesting.
Except … The waiting is excruciating. If it is for us, how must it be for the now 140,000 displaced people from their mountain homes. Bored, tired, sick children. Depressed, bored adults – there is a mental health issue and it’s rising. Tremors come and tremors go. Some are quite powerful, others just discernable. Posts […]