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Travel Insurance Won't Necessarily Help If Bali Volcano Erupts

Travel Insurance Won't Necessarily Help If Bali Volcano Erupts

Vehicles laden with food, masks and bedding have been dispatched to help more than 57,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as rising magma and increased tremors fuel fears of an imminent eruption.

The agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said Tuesday that evacuees are spread across more than 370 locations on the island and their numbers are continuing to rise.

Local authorities reassured tourists that it was not risky to visit the island, and Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport continued to operate normally.

"It's obviously an very bad thing".

The agency said hundreds of tremors daily from the volcano indicate magma is moving toward the surface and an eruption is highly likely.

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"There will definitely be an impact on (sales of) tour packages but we don't know the figures yet", said Agustinus Pake Seko of PT Bayu Buana travel agency.

Villager Wayan Merta said he was among the first to evacuate last week because his village, Selat, is just four miles from the summit.

In 1963, Agung hurled ash as high as 12 miles and remained active about a year.

Denpasar (where the airport is located) and the popular Kuta Beach are more than 63 kilometers (40 miles) from the active volcano.

Ash and smoke was spat up to 10 kilometres into the air and even reached the capital Jakarta, located around 1000 kilometres away. Some 2,000 cows have also been evacuated from the flanks of the volcano.

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Indonesia is made of thousands of islands and is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes, what geologists call seismic upheaval.

The last time it erupted in 1963, more than 1,000 people were killed.

A view of Bali's Mount Agung on September 25.

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.

"Instrumentally we have never recorded such high energy or seismicity from Mount Agung", Devy Kamil Syahbana, a seismologist from Indonesia's center for volcanology and geological hazard mitigation, told the Guardian.

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