Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mt. Agung Volcanic Activity

The U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya alerts U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to Indonesia that Mt. Agung, an active volcano in East Bali, Karangasem Regency, has shown recent increased volcanic activity.  On September 18, the Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM) raised the volcano’s alert level from Level 2 (Watch) to Level 3 (Stand-by).

As of September 14, local authorities have restricted access to the mountain within a six kilometer radius of the summit.   Hiking and trekking on the mountain is strictly prohibited.  Hazards from an eruption could include falling ash and, potentially, lava flows.  A large eruption and ash emissions could impact air travel in the region.

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid travel to the area around Mt. Agung, monitor local media for updates, and check with local airports for scheduled air travel.  Information on the volcano’s latest status can be found on the following websites:  and
In the event of an eruption, we encourage U.S. citizens in Indonesia to notify friends and family of their wellbeing and to update their status on social media.  Persons with information or questions about U.S. citizens who require assistance should contact the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya at the numbers below.

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