Balitrekkingtour.net. Jakarta – Mount Agung in Bali, Karangasem, shows an increase in volcanic activity. The center of Volcano-logy and geological hazard mitigation (PVMBG) has raised the Status of Mount Agung from level 2 alert to level 3 Standby. A rise in the status of these accounts since 21.00 Pm last night, head of PVMBG has reported an increase in this status to the local Government to perform the anticipation.
“Head of PVMBG has reported a rise in the status of Mount Agung, the head of BNPB, BPBD Bali, Karangasem Regency and BPBD to take steps anticipating the worst possible face of the eruption of Mount Agung,” said the head of the Centre Data information and Publicist BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in his statement Monday (18/9/2017).
Sutopo community urged calm and increase alertness, community welcomes activities as usual, but must still comply with any recommendations submitted to the Government. “Please keep the normal activities of Society. Please keep tourists visiting Bali. Comply with all the recommendations and advice from the Government and the local government, “he said.
The communities are suggested not doing the climbing activities around the mountain. The society also asked away from mountain areas within a radius of 6 kilometers. “PVMBG recommends communities around Mount Agung and the climber/visitor/tourist so as not to not do the activity, climbing, and camping is not within the area of the crater of Mount Agung and the area within a radius of 6 km from the crater peak Mountains Great, “said Sutopo”.
In addition, Sutopo explains, the volcanic activity on Mount Agung is in an unstable state. The possibility of the occurrence of any eruption called the greater. “The activity of Mount Agung observed growing from the condition of level II (alert) by recorded seismicity-volcanic seismicity indicates that the volcanic activity of Mount Agung is currently in a State of unstable so the probability for eruptions became more and more increases, “he explained.
Mount Agung is also known to have erupted not long enough, since 1963. Therefore, the Community requested stay alert and prepare everything needed if at any time the worst possible the mountain erupted. “Need to look out for the eruption of Mount Agung, considering it’s been long enough in this mountain did not erupt. The Agency noted that the Geology of Mount Agung in erupt on a 12/3/1963 scale VEI 5, with 8-10-high eruption column height of km’s over the top of Mount Agung and accompanied by pyroclastic flow that destroyed several villages around, “Said Sutopo”.