Saturday, September 1, 2012

Overview of Mount Agung, the fire on August 31, 2012

Overview of Mount Agung, the fire on August 31, 2012
Mount Agung is the highest volcano on the island of Bali, with a height of 3142 meters above sea level. Mount Agung is located in the district of Rendang, Karangasem regency, Bali. Mount Agung is fulkanik mountain, which is still active to this day, and can erupt at any time without predictable. Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, and is currently still in a state of sleep.

Mount Agung is a volcano, stratovolcano type. This mountain has a very large crater and very deep, sometimes remove smoke and steam. From this mountain Besakih tapered look with a perfect cone, but in fact the mountain is elongated and ends in a circular craters and wide.

Natural conditions around Mount Agung very barren. The air was very hot during the day. Moreover, on the north side of the mountain, the condition is very barren and dry. Not surprisingly, frequent forest fires on Mount Agung.