Monday, November 27, 2017

Mount Agung erupts in Bali, the volcano is now at the highest level (Level IV)

The volcano in Bali is now erupting, at its highest level, Level IV.

Mount Agung erupts with a blast of ash.
Mount Agung erupts with a blast of ash.
The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has raised the status of Gunung Agung from level III (Siaga) to level IV (Awas) on Monday 27 November 2017. This is the highest level for a volcano. The most active volcano in Bali is Gunung Agung, and has gained two times the highest level since showing signs of erupting in September 2017.

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Head of Volcano Mitigation Division I Gede Suantika explained that the status of Mount Agung is raised from standby to be alert because of the increased activity from the phreatic phase to the magmatic phase. It was observed from November 21, 2017, 00:00 am, a significant change in activity up to 25 November 2017.

Mount erupted in Bali until today magmatic phase eruption accompanied by thick ash continuously reach the height of 2000-3400 meters from the top of the mountain. In addition, the increase in status from level III to level IV for Mount Agung is characterized by an eruption with continuous asphalt eruptions accompanied by explosive eruptions, as well as a strong sound of booms being heard in a 12 kilometer radius from the summit of Mount Agung.

From the signs of the volcano is that there will be a greater potential eruption, and may soon occur. Therefore, the status of Mount Agung is raised from standby (level III) to alert (level IV) since Monday, 27 November 2017, at 06.00 am.

The disaster-prone zone radius was widened from the previous 6 kilometers and 7.5 km sectorally, now to 8 kilometers and added by sectoral extension to the north east, southeast, south, southwest, as far as 10 kilometers. Citizens, visitors, travelers, not staying, do not climb any activity in the danger zone.

The villages affected by the eruption of Gunung Agung, namely Ban Village, Dukuh Village, Baturinggit Village, Sukadana, Kubu, Tulamben, Datah, Nawakerti, Pidpid, Buwana Giri, Bebandem, Jungutan, Duda Utara, Amertha Bhuawana, Sebudi, Besakih, and Opportunity.