Bali’s Mount Agung volcano final erupted in 1963. Gusti Nyoman Dauh, now 72, lived by it as a teenager.
From his temporary shelter, he recalls a final time he had to run for his life as his residence was flattened.
‘It was around 11:30am, we immediately ran, we had zero with us solely a garments we were wearing,’ Dauh said
Gusti Nyoman Dauh, 72, says his residence was flattened a final time Bali’s Mount Agung volcano erupted in 1963
‘I was fearful and panicked. Our residence was flattened by a eruption. It was scary.’
In 1963 pyroclastic flows – a quick relocating brew of gas and volcanic element – widespread 13 kilometres from a crater.
‘At night all was jolt since of a earthquake, we evacuated on feet by dry roads,’ pronounced Nengah Bunter, 70, during another depletion centre.
‘Mount Agung had been erupting for 3 months when a supervision evacuated us. The lava and rocks had already been issuing nearby my house.’
Survivors of a 1963 Mount Agung volcano tear remember being evacuated 50 years ago, when a cascading ash, rocks and prohibited gas killed 1,600 people
Nyoman Lanus Kecil, 75, added: ‘It started raining charcoal so we ran away. we listened there was a boat withdrawal for another island, though when we arrived there was nothing.’
Officials wish softened record and early warnings this time meant a disaster on a scale of 1963 will be averted.
‘During a 1963 Mount Agung eruption, apparently a record was not as good as what we have now, there were no volcanologists propelling people to evacuate, that’s because a series of victims was high,’ pronounced Surono, one of a country’s heading volcanologists, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.
Indonesia is a world’s many active volcanic segment with 127 active volcanoes.
The Southeast Asian archipelago lies on a Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ where tectonic plates collide, causing visit seismic and volcanic activity.