JAKARTA, NNC - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Geological Agency, the Center for Vulcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) as well as the Agung Volcano Observation Post reported the Mount Agung of Bali had erupted on Sunday (12/30/2018) at 04:09 Central Indonesian Time (WITA).
According to information that the NNC received, the height of the ash column was not observed. This eruption was recorded on a seismogram with maximum amplitude of 22 mm and duration of ±3 minutes 8 seconds.
Currently Agung Volcano is in Level III (Alert) status with recommendations: people around Mount Agung as well as climbers/visitors/tourists should not be around, not climb and not carry out any activities in the Estimated Hazard Zone, namely in all areas within a radius of 4 km from the Mount Agung Crater Peak.
The Estimated Hazard Zone is dynamic and continues to be evaluated and subject to change at any time to follow the latest/most recent Mount Agung observation data.
For communities that live and move around the river streams that originate at Mount Agung should be aware of the potential secondary hazard in the form of rain lava flows which can occur especially in the rainy season and if the eruption material is still exposed in the peak area. The path area of the rain lava follows the upstream rivers in Mount Agung.