After Rising 24 Hours, the Frequency of Gusts Mount Agung has Dropped Drastically Friday, June 29, 2018

  • 2018.06.29 Friday
  • 18:47

EMR Communications Team

 

MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

PRESS CONFERENCE

NUMBER: 0042.Pers / 04 / SJI / 2018

Date: June 29, 2018

 

After Rising 24 Hours, the Frequency of Gusts Mount Agung  has Dropped Drastically

After nearly 24 hours volcanic activity of Mount Agung has increased eruption, since last 4 (four) hours informed by Head of Geology Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Rudy Suhendar frequency and amplitude of Mount Agung eruption has decreased drastically. The community asked Rudi to remain calm because according to Rudi the eruption of the blast did not necessarily improve the status of Mount Agung.

"On June 27, 2018, at 22:00 WITA the first eruption that opened the fracture at the base of the crater becomes larger, the fracture becomes the path of eruption continuously, until 12:00 Indonesia Central Standard Time (WITA) the next day. But since 1 o'clock this morning and the eruption of Mount Agung has dropped dramatically, "said Rudy.

 

"The intensity of emissions of observed ash has decreased, indicated by the observed dominant color of white smoke.The decrease in ash emission intensity indicates that the system has been open. Blowing white smoke is still observed today comes from the activity of lava effusion, "explained Rudy.

 

The phenomenon of gas emissions and ash that occur continuously from yesterday until today is part of the effervescent eruption that is in the form of fresh lava flows into the crater (lava dome growth). The rate of adding lava volume can not be known and is still waiting for information from citra satellite .

 

Based on the data analysis as a whole, it can be concluded that until now the activity of Mount Agung is still in Level 3 (Standby) where it is recommended:

 

1. Community around Mount Agung and climbers / visitors / tourists not to be, do not do the climbing and do not do activities in the Estimate Zone Hazard in all areas within a radius of 4 km from  Peak Crater Mount Agung.

2. Community / tourists around Mount Agung  is also urged to always prepare a protective mask to avoid potential threat of volcanic ash hazard for health.

3. The community that live and move around the river streams that headed in to be aware Mount Agung  of the potential threat of secondary danger of rain lava flows that can occur especially in the rainy season and if eruption material is still exposed in the peak areas.

4. The community to remain calm but still maintain the preparedness because the activity of Mount Agung has not returned to normal.

 

Geological Agency through the Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation will continue to monitor the activities of Mount Agung to evaluate the potential threat of eruption danger between time. If there is a significant change then the status of Mount Agung's activities or recommendations may be re-evaluated.

 

Head of Communications Bureau, Public Information Services, and Cooperation

Agung Pribadi

 

For further information please contact:

Head of Communications Bureau, Public Information Services and Cooperation,

Agung Pribadi (08112213555)

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