Ambae - the summit lakes and an area "soiled" by the fumes - photo Sentinel 2 25.09.2017 - a click to enlarge
The Ambae authorities have ordered the evacuation of more than 8,000 people, more than 2/3 of the population, due to the increase of the volcanic activity.
Increased ash production pushes the evacuees to the east coast and nearby islands.
According to an unassigned photo, a fountain of lava animates the vent of the Manaro Voui.
The Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency for Ambae, to allow the use of public funds to meet alert level level 4 (out of 5).
During the last eruption in 2005, the evacuees could reintegrate their villages until after three months.
Sources: Vanuatu digest; Ralph Regenvanu, Member of the National Parliament / Twitter
In Bali, the number of refugees continues to increase according to the BNPB, which counted this Sunday 24.09 at 12h local 34.931 inhabitants divided in 238 refuge points splitted on 7 districts. This number is expected to increase further.
The seismicity of the Agung remains high and a plume high of 200 meters is reported.
It is advisable not to rely on social networking information and Whatsapp, following the dissemination of false notices, deceptive photos and videos.
Source: BNPB and communication by Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Head of the BNPB Information and Public Relations Data Center.