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    GUNUNG AGUNG UPDATE: Until 06.00 WITA Volcanic Earthquake At Mount Agung Recorded There are 205 Times

    AMLAPURA – Gunung Agung’s activities are still experiencing ups and downs in terms of seismicity. However, with fluctuations in seismicity, the largest mountain status in Bali is still critical of the IV level of alert. This was conveyed by Head of PVMBG KESDM, Kasbani.

    “The earthquake is still fluctuating, and the status of Gunung Agung is still at the IV level,” Radius of disaster-prone areas is still 9 km and 12 km sectoral, “he said on Wednesday (4/10/2017) at Gunung Agung Observation Post, Rendang Village, Karangasem, Bali.

    Although the seismic fluctuates, said Kasbani Gunung Agung energy is still very large. “We are still monitoring the progress of Mount Agung,” he said briefly. While the data recorded the number of seismicity of Mount Agung, today the period hours of 00.00-06.00 Wita has happened 205 times the earthquake.

    Nevertheless there is no earthquake. Detailed, there were 109 deep volcanics, 81 shallow and local tectonic volcanics 15 times. Whereas the previous day seismic data, the period of 00.00-24.00 Wita has occurred 567 earthquakes.

    Occurred 1 to 4 times the earthquake was felt with the scale II MMI.
    The details, 322 deep volcanic, 287 shallow and local tectonic volcanic 48 times. (*)

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    Sources: http://bali.tribunnews.com/2017/10/04/hingga-pukul-0600-wita-gempa-vulkanik-di-gunung-agung-tercatat-ada-205-kali
    Translated by Aryputra PandeBIC

    Fuel Price Increases, Sailing Tariff Climbs

    JAKARTA – The Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA) said that the increase of transportation tariff to Eastern Indonesia, especially on Surabaya-Ambon route is driven by the increase of operational cost.

    Chairman of DPP INSA, Carmelita Hartoto said one of the contributors to the increase in operating expenses on the Surabaya-Ambon route is the increase in the price of fuel oil or marine fuel oil (MFO). MFO price by Carmeilita jumped 47% to Rp5,600 per liter.

    He added that the business expenses of shipping business is getting heavier because at the same time the amount of cargoes being transported has not experienced significant growth. “The fuel cost component is quite large on shipping operations,” he said in a press release received by Bisnis.com on Monday (2/10).

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    Minister of SOEs Review N219 PTDI, National Logistics Distribution Solution Aircraft

    The N219 aircraft specifically designed for mountainous areas of Papua is expected to support the Air Bridge program in accordance with Presidential Regulation no. 70 of 2017 on the Implementation of Public Service Obligations for the Transport of Goods From And To Disadvantaged, Remote, Outermost and Frontier Areas and a solution to open accessibility and connectivity of remote and lagging regions in the mountains of Papua.

    N219 aircraft can reach areas with hilly georafic conditions with short runways and not prepared. N219 aircraft can be a solution to open accessibility and connectivity of the region’s leading, lagging and outlying in the mountains of Papua and West Papua, so that the Government’s single price program can be realized.

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    A Warning in Waiting

    5 Warning Sirens Installed in Villages at the Base of Volcanic Mt. Agung. Planes Ordered Not to Fly Over Mountain at Highest Threat Level.

    (9/27/2017)

    The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has installed warning sirens on the slopes of volcanic Mt. Agung to be sounded when the mountain actually starts to erupt.

    The first siren was installed at the religious temple of Pura Bale Agung in the village of Selat on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 located in front of the Selat police station.

    Plans are to install a total of 5 warning sirens in various locations surrounding the mountain that is now under a “Level IV – Awas” alert signifying an eruption is imminent. The remaining four siren locations are in the Village of Kubu, the Tianyar Police Station and the Police Station in Rendang.

    The Chief of BPBD in Karangasem, Ida Bagus Ketut Arimbawa, told Nusa Bali that the Early Warning System (EWS) are intended to warn surrounding areas that an eruption has commenced. Once the warning is sounded the sirens will continue to sound for a full two hours in order that anyone hearing them will immediately evacuate to a safe distance from Mt. Agung.

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    Bali toll road no longer takes cash, chaos ensues with apocalyptic-long lines (PHOTOS)

    Shock to the system: The line at the Bali Mandara Toll on the first day of no-cash payments, Oct. 1, 2017. Photo via Info Badung

    The Bali Mandara Toll Road stopped accepting cash payments on Oct. 1 and looking at the photos of the lines to get onto the road in the first few days, you would think it’s the coming of the apocalypse.

    Photos taken of the toll road under the new exclusively-electronic system have gone viral, showing super long queues of motorists packed together, waiting to get on the road.

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