Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | 05:05 WIB

Unique Cloud of Lens Shaped Appears at Mount Agung

This cloud is called lenticularis which means lens shaped. It is usually also called lennies cloud.

KARANGASEM, NNC – Head of Information Data Center and Public Relations of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said a cloud phenomenon of Lenticular Cloud type has appeared that closes the peak of Mount Agung this afternoon, Friday (1/12/2018).

According to Sutopo, the cloud of Altocumulus lenticularis or lenticularis stand altocumulus is a unique type of cloud. These clouds are usually formed by air movement in the mountains.

"This cloud is called lenticularis which means lens shaped. It is usually also called lennies cloud," said Sutopo, as quoted from his official Instagram account, sutopopurwo, Friday (1/12).

As is known, Mount Agung erupted again on Thursday (1/11/2018) at 6 pm local time, yesterday. Blackish solid gray smoke with strong pressure was emitted by the crater of Mount Agung and the volcanic status remains Warning.

Sutopo said as many as 53,207 people are still displaced. Hundreds of evacuees are scattered in 233 evacuation points. He urged people around Mount Agung not to do various activities within a radius of 6 km from the peak of Mount Agung.