BALI, NETRALNEWS.COM - Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Head of Information, Data, and Public Relations of at the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the sulfuric steam generated at the Mount Agung crater has fluctuated. Rumbles can be heard at the crater, and the smell of sulfur is very strong.
Sutopo said the conditions indicate that the magma has reached the surface.
This statement was delivered by Sutopo, after Drone DERU made by Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) was again flown to monitor the crater of Mount Agung at 4,000m on Saturday (21/10/2017).
Sutopo said, the status of Mount Agung is still on alert [level 4], while the area of 9-12 km radius from the volcanic mountain is still considered dangerous.
"Outside the Gunung Agung zone, Bali's situation is safe." Bali tourism is safe, "cuit Sutopo, as quoted from social media official account (medsos) Twitter @Sutopo_BNPB, Saturday (21/10/2017).
Previously Sutopo said, until now there has been no visible signs of Mount Agung erupted. While as many as 136,000 residents have evacuated the area.