Wednesday, 17 July 2019 | 17:44 WIB

PVMBG Warns of Secondary Hazards from Mount Agung Eruption

PVMBG Warns of Secondary Hazards from Mount Agung Eruption (idntimes)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) has warned people living and moving around the rivers that are upstream in Mount Agung to be alert to the potential for secondary hazards.

This threat is in the form of rain lava flow 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.

This statement was conveyed by PVMBG, because the eruption of Mount Agung, Bali had occurred on Thursday (3/21/2019) at 00:18 WITA, but the ash column height was not observed.

This eruption is recorded on a seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 23 mm and a duration of ± 1 minute 47 seconds. Crater smoke was also not observed because it was covered in fog, cloudy.

At present Gunung Agung is in Level III status (Alert) with the recommendation of the people around Mount Agung and climbers / visitors / tourists not to be present, not climbing and not doing any activities in the Estimated Hazard Zone. The zone in question is in all areas within a 4 km radius from the Mount Agung Peak Crater.

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.