In the tussle between the Indonesian volcanoes in air traffic, the past week has been eventful ... score: Indonesian volcanoes against airports: 7-0
With a simultaneous closing, sometimes interspersed with Indonesian airports ephemeral openings:
- Juanda in Surabaya
- Abdurahman Saleh Malang,
- Denpasar on Bali island,
- Ternate in North Maluku near Gamalama
These disturbances are particularly crippling during holiday periods for Australians, and family travel for Indonesians during Muslim holidays.
Regarding the Gunung Raung, the ashes are now heading north, and the airports of Malang and Surabaya.
For Sinabung, no change !
In Maluku, the eruption of Gamalama has forced the evacuation of over 1,500 people. Four villages in Pulau Ternate subdistrict are affected by ash: Takone, Loto, and Togafo Afetaduma.
Masks are distributed and four shelters are prepared to receive refugees (Base Ternate Indonesian Navy Headquarter, Study Center Hall, the Vocational School II hall and lobby Ternate Fishery and Maritime Service).
The device will remain operational from 18 July to 1 August 2015.