Bali volcano alert: Airlines on edge as fears grow over smoking Mount Agung and 75,000 villagers are evacuated – as Vanuatu volcano erupts and officials prepare to airlift entire island’s population

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
By Paul Martin

Catastrophe has struck the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ with potential volcanic eruptions
More than 75,000 people were evacuated from area near Bali’s Mount Agung
Flights to Bali are carrying extra fuel in case of need to divert if volcano erupts
More than 6,000 people on Ambae island in Vanuatu have left their homes
Monaro volcano suddenly began spewing lava on Saturday with fears of eruption
Island’s entire 10,000 population may have to be evacuated if activity worsens

26 September 2017

Chaos has struck the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, with flights carrying extra fuel in case of a major volcanic eruption, more than 75,000 people fleeing a Balinese region and the possibility of the evacuation of an entire island in Vanuatu.

Airlines flying from Australia to Bali, including Jetstar and Virgin Australia, are taking on excess jet fuel in case Mount Agung erupts, after smoke was seen billowing from the active volcano and strong earthquake tremors were recorded in the area.

The activity has led to more than 75,000 people fleeing the danger zone, within 12 kilometres, around Bali’s highest point.

There are also fears the entire population of Ambae island in Vanuatu will have to be evacuated after the Monaro volcano suddenly began spewing lava on Saturday.

Australian and Singaporean airlines still flying to Bali have confirmed they will be carrying extra fuel in case Agung erupts, but say flights are operating normally until further notice.

The planes will be safeguarded with the increased petrol should they need to divert away from the area due to a volcanic explosion.

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