Friday, 19 April 2019 | 14:10 WIB

Mount Agung Erupts, Spewing Ash Column as High as 2,000 Meters

Mount Agung (idntimes)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) of Mount Agung Observation Post reported an eruption of Mount Agung, Bali on Thursday 11 April 2019 at 18:47 Indonesian central time.

The height of the ash column was observed ± 2,000 m above the peak (± 5,142 m above sea level). The ash column was observed to be gray with thick intensity leaning westward. This eruption is recorded on a seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 25 mm and a duration of ± 2 minutes 8 seconds.

At present, Mount Agung is in Level III status (Alert) with the recommendation of the people around Mount Agung and climbers/visitors/tourists not to be around, climb, or carry out any activities in the Hazard Estimated Zone which is in all areas within a 4 km radius from the Mount Agung Crater Peak.

The Estimated Hazard Zone is dynamic and continues to be evaluated and can be changed at any time to follow the latest / most recent Mount Agung observation data.

Communities that live and move around the rivers which are upstream in Mount Agung so that they are aware of potential secondary hazards 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 land area of ​​the rain lava follows the upstream rivers in Mount Agung.