• Mount Agung Update: Mount Agung Rises to the Awakened Level

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    Gunung Agung saat meletus, Minggu (26/11/2017).

    AMLAPURA – Mount Agung is still experiencing a megaphy eruption until Monday (27/11/2017). Concentrated smoke and volcanic ash are still coming out of the crater lips, and are observed soaring up to 3,000 meters above the crater.

    These conditions make PVMBG again decided to increase the status of volcanic activity of Mount Agung from level III (Standby), to level IV (awas).

    “The eruption rate of Mount Agung began to increase from phreatic to magmatic on November 25th at 23.00 pm, and to this day the magmatic eruption has continued to occur.Even last night a continuous effusive eruption took place, accompanied by a booming sound and this indicated a greater potential for eruption, may occur in the future.In view of these conditions, PVMBG increased the status of volcanic activity of Gunung Agung from Siaga (level III) to Awas Level IV per November 27, 2017, at 06.00 pm, “explained Head of Mitigation Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation I Gede Suantika, Monday (27/11/2017).
    With this status, there is an expansion of the vulnerable zones of the erupted areas of Mount Agung.

    The people around Gunung Agung and climbers / visitors / tourists are not on, do not climb and do not do any activities in the Dangerous Zone Zone within the G. Agung crater area and in all areas within 8 km of G. Agung crater. And plus the sectoral extension to the North-Northeast and Southeast-South-Southwest as far as 10 km from the crater of G. Agung.

    The areas included in this vulnerable zone include Ban Village, Dukuh, Baturinggit, Sukadana, Kubu, Tulamben, Datah, Nawakerti, Pidpid, Bhuana giri, Bebandem, Jungutan, North Duda, Amerta Buana, Besakih, Sebudi and Pempatan.

    “That is the villages where the people have to be evacuated,” explained Gede Suantika.
    Previously, on Sunday (25/11/2017) night has been recorded two times the throbbing interrupted smoke constantly out of the crater of Mount Agung.
    This happened at around 8:30 pm, yesterday.

    In fact, the sound of the sound is heard up to the Monitoring Post of the Great Fire which is about 12 km from the crater of Mount Agung.
    This boom shocked the citizens who happened to be still in the Post Monitor. Apparently the boom is also recorded in the seismograph tool team of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG).

    Head of Mitigation Division of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, I Gede Suantika explained, Sunday (25/11/2017) night has been recorded two times the throbbing interrupted smoke constantly out of the crater of Mount Agung.

    “The boom was captured from our seismograph, which has a spectrum of frequencies of 20 Hz, so every 20 Hz we think is a bang,” I Gede Suantika explains. He explains, the detection was due to bursts of volcanic ash that burst into the crater, has excess volume.

    While the hole it passes tends to be narrow, so this causes the sound of boom. “The sound of this first boom is recorded after Mount Agung has increased volcanic activity,” explained Gede Suantika.

    This also shows Mount Agung continues through the phase or menununjukkan the big eruption symptoms in the future. “We will see tomorrow and next month,” said Gede Suantika, referring to the eruption of 1963, this situation occurred about a month before the explosive eruption, but hopefully the eruption will continue to be very harmful.

    In addition, visually the PMVBG team is still visible clouds of volcanic ash and ash that constantly out of the crater of Mount Agung. Also observed also the presence of ash spray with lava to the side. But the lava had not yet spilled out of the crater. (*)

    Sources: http://bali.tribunnews.com/2017/11/27/breaking-news-gunung-agung-naik-ke-level-awas-suara-dentuman-tanda-potensi-letusan-bisa-begini?page=all
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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