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Mount Agung Volcano Eruption: Bali Airport Closed

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JAKARTA – Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport has been closed due to the volcanic ashes from Bali’s Mount Agung volcano which erupted last Thursday. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the airport closure began early Friday, after a pilot report detected volcanic ash as high as 23,000 feet following Mount Agung’s eruption. The eruption of…

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Hawaii Volcano Spews 6 Mile-High Plume Of Ash, Could Blow Again

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PAHOA, Hawaii – Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into the sky on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions with the next possibly occurring within hours. “This has relieved pressure temporarily,” U.S. Geological Survey geologist Michelle Coombs told a news…

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Flights Continue To Be Affected By Volcanic Activity In Bali

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KUALA LUMPUR – Volcanic activity involving Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia continues to affect flights to and from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2. In a statement, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said the list of cancelled flights departing KLIA today were Malaysia Airlines MH715, MH851, MH853, Malindo Air OD324, OD306, OD308 and…

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Met Dept Monitoring Movement Of Mount Sinabung Volcanic Ash

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Meteorological Department will continue to monitor the movement of ash and dust from the Mount Sinabung eruption in Sumatra, Indonesia. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said so far no ash from the volcano had reached Malaysia and as at noon Monday, no further eruption had occurred. “No…

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Lombok Volcano Ash Forces Cancellation Of Bali Flights

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SINGAPORE: An ash cloud from an eruption on Lombok’s Mount Rinjani has led to flight cancellations in and out Bali airport on Tuesday (Nov 3). In a statement, Jetstar said it had cancelled all remaining flights “to and from Bali following assessment of the latest information from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)”, with Singapore,…

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Holidaymakers Stranded As Volcano Closes Bali Airport

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DENPASAR, Indonesia, July 10, 2015 (AFP) – Ash drifting from an Indonesian volcano has forced the cancellation of more than 100 flights and closed the airport on the tourist island of Bali, an official said Friday, stranding thousands of holidaymakers. Four other airports, including the international airport on neighbouring Lombok island, were also shut late…

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Location Of Student Who Falls Into Volcano Detected

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JAKARTA – The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) has detected the location of a student who was reported to have fallen into Mount Merapi last Saturday. According to local television news reports, the equipment used by Basarnas detected an object, believed to be that of the body of Ari Yunanto, 21, at a depth…

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