Monday, November 27, 2017

The volcano in Bali Gunung Agung took a month to erupt

The volcano in Bali, Gunung Agung until Sunday afternoon (26 November 2017) is still experiencing magmatic eruption. Based on information from the Center for Mitigation of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, explains that smoke clouds of volcanic ash are visually steeping higher, thick with lava pressure increasingly strong towards the surface reaching the base of the crater of Mount Agung.

Lava infusion to the bottom of the crater the greater the volume discharge. Hope this eruption is effusive. This means that the lava eruption is expected to flow from the top to a predictable direction. The crater is full and the lava is overflowing, so it is not explosive (big explosion). If it is explosive then lava explosion will occur, big lava will blast into the sky and reach unpredictable areas. So it can cause a greater loss.

It is feared that a sudden increase in lava volume discharges in a short time, while the space owned by magma channels is too small.
This is what often causes explosive eruptions.

Currently the bottom hole of the crater has been destroyed or increased. Lava is already at the bottom of the crater and continues to grow to meet the base of the crater. With the current eruption condition, if referring to the eruption of 1963, it may still take about 1 month for Mount Agung to explosive eruption.

See also:
Terrible, Mount Agung erupts with incandescent lava and explosions
In Bali there is ash rain, the impact of Mount Agung eruption
The volcano in Bali, Mount Agung erupted at 5:30 pm, 25-11-2017

The eruption cycle is likely to be the same as it did in 1963. It was preceded by the current epic eruption. Smoke continues to occur, until a month later started by a rumble and followed by explosive explosion. Maybe first the base of lava is still shallow, lava out and immediately melt.