On Sunday the 29th of July 2018, the small island of Lombok was hit by a M6.4 earthquake, causing a number of deaths and large-scale damage.
If you are stuck in an area that is at risk of a volcanic eruption, there are some basic things you can do to stay safe
Mount Agung, located in the north-east of Bali, Indonesia has in the past week increased in seismic activity, indicating a potential eruption. As of the 23rd of September, 2017, the Indonesian Government have raised the warning level for the island to level 4, the highest warning level available.
The most annoying thing about traveling on a HWCI Aid Trip to Indonesia was the reaction of friends and colleagues when I told them where I was going: “Oh, you’re going to Bali?” people would enthuse “Enjoy your nice holiday!” Despite my protestations that I was going there to work, many people found the idea that I was travelling to Bali to do anything other than laze on a beach and drink Bintang completely unbelievable.