Bali volcanic eruption seems imminent, after massive seismic activity increase

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It has been reported that 75,000 people around Agung Volcano, which is active in Indonesia's Bali Island, have been evacuated to safe areas.

"It is estimated that the number of displaced people will keeping rising", he told Xinhua in a text message.

Evacuees are now living in temporary shelters: sports centres, village halls or even with relatives or friends. They are scheduled to depart for Bali from Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Central Java, at 5:15 p.m. local time.

"It's obviously an bad thing".

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Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says Tuesday that an increasing frequency of tremors from the mountain indicates that magma is continuing to move toward the surface and an eruption is possible.

He said the aid package included 5,000 blankets, 18,230 mattresses, 520,000 masks and 12,000 kilograms of rice.

"Even with all the signs and calculation we have today no one can tell when is the eruption will occur", said Surono, an expert of volcanology and former head of Indonesia Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center. Almost 48,000 villagers residing next to the mountain have been evacuated. Lava travelled 7.5 kilometres and ash reached Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, about 1,000 kilometres away. Some 2,000 cows have also been evacuated from the flanks of the volcano. Mount Agung, 75 kilometres (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August and threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

The volcano last erupted in 1963 when it killed 1,100 people.

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The country of thousands of islands is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

President Joko Widodo visited shelters near Mount Agung on Tuesday and urged residents to follow evacuation procedures after reports that some people were reluctant to leave their homes because nothing had happened.

A woman works at a field with Mount Agung seen in the background.

Indonesia's coordinating minister, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, people should be prepared for the worst of Mount Agung.

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