Bali, Indonesia, is a bucket-list travel destination for many. With its lush tropical forests, gorgeous beaches, and volcanoes, the island is a must-visit for those who can get there. Earlier this week, however, its tallest volcano, Mt. Agung, ruptured, spewing hot ash five-and-a-half miles into the sky, shutting all travel on and off the oasis, and stranding thousands, including Stranger Things breakout star Millie Bobby Brown.
Taking to Instagram to share some snaps of her extended stay, the 13-year-old actress told fans, “I just wanted to let you know that I have been in Bali after traveling through Australia. I wasn’t able to return home after a four day break turned into 10 days due to the volcano. I would really love to thank all of the staff at the @themuliabali for taking such good care of us while having to extend our stay here; I cannot thank you enough! Also, to the Balinese people who are the sweetest, kindest and most humble people I’ve ever met. ”
Airport authorities have partially reopened the island’s airport, but w ith eruptions increasing, more than 100,000 people close to Mt. Agung had to be evacuated this week. The volcano is a slow mover, often taking months to complete its eruption cycle. In the 1960s, more than 1,600 died over the course of months, but scientists say that event was only “moderate.” They are unsure of what may happen with the volcano going forward.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives have been affected by this. I truly hope everyone there stays safe,” Brown said in her post. “Sending all my love to Bali.”
Climatologists are warning that depending on how severe this eruption is, the entire planet could face cooler temperatures over the next 12 months due to particles and gases escaping the earth’s core. The 1963 eruption caused an overall global decrease in temperatures by .2 degrees for over one year.
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