• Dealing with Sacred Dust


    Balipost.com reports that the Center for Volcanology and the Mitigation of Geological Disasters (PVMBG) has issued a list of practical tips should members of the public find themselves near Mount Agung or in areas where the atmosphere is contaminated by volcanic ash.

    • In order to reduce the risk of respiratory distress, people – primarily those living near or downwind from Mount Agung, should wear breathing masks that cover the mouth and nose filtering out volcanic ash.
    • Outside sports enthusiasts, mountain climbers, and tourists should not undertake any activities located within the “red zone” situated between 6-7.5 kilometers from Mount Agung’s peak.
    • Keep in contact with officials and agencies to immediately be aware of any change in the volcano’s alert status or alterations to the boundaries of the “red zone.”
    • While only the “red zone” is considered to be at risk of direct damage in the event of an eruption, volcanic ash from an eruption, depending on the prevailing wind conditions, could affect a much wider area and pose a hazard to the public who might breathe in the volcanic dust.
    • To carefully note the source of all information regarding Mount Agung’s status and be aware that hoax news is being circulated in order create panic.

    All news regarding Mount Agung is being carefully coordinated between the National Center for Volcanoes and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), provincial, regional and local government, the Bali’s Disaster Mitigation Agency, and the Regency of Karangasem’s Disaster Mitigation Team.

    Keep up to date on reports on developments at Mount Agung via social media applications reporting real-time news and reports from mainstream media.

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    Sources: http://www.balidiscovery.com/messages/message.asp?Id=17993
    Re-posted by Pande

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