• Status Level III But Mount Agung Back Erupsi? Here’s the PVMBG Explanation

    AMLAPURA – Great Volcano again shows its high activity amid its status at Level III (Standby).

    Mount Agung erupted on Monday (30/4) at approximately 22:45 pm with the height of the ash column observed 1,500 meters above the peak (4,642 m above sea level).

    Noted there is a maximum Amplitude 23 mm and 172 seconds of the earthquake and the wind leads to the west.

    “With the eruption tonight, I’m still shocked, so we are still in Level III status, if the earthquake decreases, the activity may go down, but it could be because there is blockage and accumulation of energy in shallow depth,” explained Head of Mitigation Sub- East Volcano Monitoring PVMBG, Devy Kamil Syahbana.

    Devy Kamil cautioned that eruptions do not always occur when the earthquakes are the most numerous.

    As in September-October 2017 earthquake to a thousand per day but the eruption actually occurred at the time of the low quake in November 2017.

    Meanwhile, from the latest report PVMBG period at 00.00-06.00 Wita as follows.

     

    MAGMA-VAR ::::

    GUNUNGAPI ACTIVITY REPORT

    OBSERVATION PERIOD
    01-05-2018 00: 00-06: 00 WITA

    VOLCANO
    Agung (3142 mdpl),
    Karangasem,
    Bali

    METEOROLOGY
    Sunny weather. The wind was blowing weakly westward. Air temperature 20-22 ° C and air humidity 78-87%.

    VISUAL
    ● The mountain is clear. Crater smoke is not observed.

    REQUIREMENT
    ■ Blowing
    (Amount: 3, Amplitude: 2-3 mm, Duration: 24-36 sec)
    ■ Deep tectonics
    (Amount: 1, Amplitude: 3 mm, S-P: 18 seconds, Duration: 84 seconds)

    OTHER DESCRIPTION
    Nil

    CONCLUSION
    Activity Level G. Supreme Level III (Standby)

    RECOMMENDATION

    1. Communities around G. Agung and climbers / visitors / tourists not to do so, do not climb and do not carry out any activities in the Dangerous Zone Establishment zone in all areas within a 4 km radius of Kawah Puncak G. Agung. Estimated Zone Dangers are dynamic and continuously evaluated and are subject to change at any time following the most recent / recent G. Agung observation data.
    2. Communities living in and around the river flows that are located at Gunung Agung to be aware of potential secondary hazards such as rain lava flows that can occur especially during the rainy season and if eruption material is still exposed in the peak areas. The area of ​​the rain lava flow plot follows the river streams that originated in Gunung Agung.

     

    REPORTING REPORT
    Anwar Sidiq

    DATA SOURCE
    KESDM, Geological Agency, PVMBG
    Gunung Agung Observation Post
    https://magma.vsi.esdm.go.id/

     

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    Sources: http://bali.tribunnews.com/2018/05/01/status-level-iii-namun-gunung-agung-kembali-erupsi-begini-penjelasan-pvmbg?page=all
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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