June 13, 2018

Today at around 11 am local time, the volcano erupted once more. It was a slightly bigger, phreatic eruption, which produced an ash cloud of about 2 km height and which was accompagnied by a small, local earthquake of 2.8 magnitude. The Agung is still constantly monito...

May 11, 2018

Volcano Agung is not dangerous but at least eerie while his collegue, shield volcano Kilauea, wreaks havoc on Hawaii. On April 30th Bali's biggest volcano erupted again and hurled ash up to 1500 meters above the crater. The eruption occured shortly before 11 pm. Whoeve...

April 16, 2018

Although the alert level was reduced to level 3 in February the people who once more live in the closer vicinity of the volcano cannot relax. This month, or better this half of the month, has already seen three eruptions. These were small eruptions with ash clouds of u...

March 5, 2018

Report on our ongoing projects

Eldercare: In the three months from December 2017 to the end of February 2018, we distributed 775 warm, healthy meals to the elderly, sick and infirm, living scattered in the hills of our village Lipah. Not only the seniors but also their...

February 12, 2018

After a period of more than 4 month at the highest alert level (4) for the volcano, the level could finally be downgraded on the 10th of February. The exclusion zone around the crater was reduced from 6 to 4 kilometers. Since this region is inhabited anyway, now, even...

January 20, 2018

Slowly but surely we got used to the more or less spectacular phreatic eruptions during the past two months. A little reminder: During a phreatic eruption, water reacts explosively with extreme heat, sometimes also hurling ash through the air. In case of the Agung, thi...

January 11, 2018

This evening, at a few minutes to 6 pm, the volcano erupted again, emitting a thick, black ash cloud. The height of the unusually dark cloud is estimated at 2500 meters. The ash will problably go down in the next hours north to northeast of the mountain. It is not over...

January 8, 2018

Ines and I had been wondering for a while whether it is fair to offer medical treatment only to those patients who are on our list for luncheon. What about the children, who urgently need medical help and physiotherapy, and the adults, who suffer from chronic pain all...

January 8, 2018

Jero Wimega is our neighbour and the owner of warung Prada Shanti here in Lipah. She cooks the healthy and very tasty balinese food for the old people in our programm twice a week in her warung, fills it into the bento boxes and delivers them to our house. Ibu Jero eve...

January 5, 2018

Today, the balinese authorities have narrowed the radius of the danger zone around Mount Agung's crater from 8-10 kilometers to 6 kilometers. The volcano alert is still on the highest level inside the danger zone, as the volcano continues to emit ash and the seismic ac...

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