Monday, December 4, 2017

Update the volcano in Bali: lava has hardened, a major eruption is likely to occur

Update the volcano in Bali: 2017-12-04
2017-12-04

Update about volcano eruption in Bali, Mount Agung last few days seems very calm. From visual observations, it appears that a cloud of gray smoke soars, distinct as it did on November 25, 2017, when the volcano was first declared erupted.


Every day citizens and tourists look for updated news about this volcanic eruption. Until now, the latest update on the volcano eruption in Bali continues to be the center of people's persuasion. From periodic reports every six hours delivered by the Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), this time the volcano is only visible white smoke with a thin intensity billowing as high as 500-1000 meters from the top of the mountain.

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Based on information from the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), the current update on the mountain melets in Bali, that the possibility of magma from inside the mountain that came out into lava at the top of the crater of Mount Agung is now cooling and eventually hardened. If the lava has come out to the surface, the lava will quickly cool down. The more up the thicker the lava clot. It depends on the surrounding air temperature. Freezing lava of course affects the movement of magma from the stomach of Mount Agung.

There are still many questions that need to be revealed related to the freezing of lava at this peak of the mountain. The question then is whether the cooled lava because the magma of Mount Agung ran out of energy or precisely when rising to the surface is blocked by a hardened lava clot.

2017-11-25
In addition to an update on the puff of smoke at the peak of volcanoes in Bali is diminishing, also updates about SO2 levels are detected also experienced a very drastic decline, which is 20x lower than last week. SO2 is in the air when the first eruption occurs to be a warning to avoid this compound because it is very toxic and can interfere with breathing. Is this a sign of Mount Agung already entering the final phase of eruption?

The first possibility, if the energy of Mount Agung has begun to decrease then the eruption does not occur, because the magma can not break the frozen lava blockage that amounts to 20000000 cubic meters or 1/3 of the volcano volume in Mount Agung. This update is very useful to be able to perform further action related to the handling of natural disasters volcano eruption in Bali.

Volcano in Bali
Galungan and Kuningan 2014 in Bali
Bali volcano: Mount Agung
Karangasem regency

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

The latest update of the volcano eruption in Bali, looks calm

Update about the volcano in Bali, Gunung Agung

Live camera monitoring activity of Mount Agung

Mount Agung is always a concern. The latest update on the volcano in Bali today is what is visible and observable by naked eye, that this volcano looks very calm. Only a whitewasm of visible white smoke, without the usual massive ash blast as it erupted on November 25, 2017 until the next several days.


The latest information from the relevant authorities on the volcano in Bali, after two shaken overscale tremors, the activity of Mount Agung is now beginning to calm down. Since Thursday November 30, 2017 to Friday 1 December 2017, Mount Agung only issued white smoke as high as 1500-2000 meters above the peak. The latest update shows a sign that the mountain is still resting, almost the same as the eruption in September 2017, initially occurred a cloud of smoke with hundreds of earthquakes, but a few days later returned to calm.

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The impact of the volcano in Bali when it erupted, 43,358 people had to evacuate
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Mount Agung erupts in Bali, the volcano is now at the highest level (Level IV)
Terrible, Mount Agung erupts with incandescent lava and explosions

Head of Sub-Division for Mitigation of the Eastern Volcanoes of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) explained that from monitoring PVMBG, Gunung Agung was observed to emit a cloud of white smoke. The information and updates of this volcano in Bali will continue to be submitted. So people do not panic when there is greater activity on Mount Agung in Bali.

The condition of the volcano in Bali is not like a few days ago, when the highest mountain in Bali was always spraying dark, dark-colored volcanic ash. This latest update can certainly confuse citizens and related authorities. Because the residents are already waiting, but Mount Agung looks more calm at this time.

Although the latest update on the eruption activity of Mount Agung appears calm, the relevant authorities explain that activity inside the crater of the mountain continues to occur. It is recorded on a device that records an ongoing tremor shock. Small and large earthquakes can be felt up to several kilometers from the top of the mountain. This earthquake shows that the mountain is still active and can erupt at any time. The existence of magma movement inside the mountain urges upward. Although it can not be observed from a mountain monitoring site, the effusion or growth of lava to the surface of the crater is still ongoing. Based on the results of earthquake recording.

The latest update on Friday night about the condition of volcanoes in Bali, that earthquake shook Karangasem regency on Friday night approximately at 09:54 pm. An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 SR occurred at 8.27 LS - 115.64 east longitude (17 kilometers northeast of Karangasem). An earthquake with a depth of 6 kilometers was estimated related to the activity of Mount Agung. Although it is located far from the top of the mountain. Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), does not dismiss if the earthquake is related to the activity of Mount Agung. Although the location is quite far from the mountain.

Based on the latest update about the volcano, about the earthquake that occurred east of Karangasem regency as far as 17 kilometers, it is clear that the magma in the earth is very unstable and move the earth's crust. It also shows that there are still many magma still pressing the earth's crust in Bali, so it can exit through Mount Agung, the highest volcano in Bali.

Volcano in Bali
Galungan and Kuningan 2014 in Bali
Bali volcano: Mount Agung
Karangasem regency

Friday, December 1, 2017

Pity, the impact of Mount Agung erupted, residents have to evacuate

Gunung Agung, the volcano in Bali erupted on Saturday, November 25, 2017, 5:30 pm.

Since the volcano erupted in Bali, Mount Agung, residents in the danger zone must evacuate to a safer place. Based on preliminary data compiled by Center for Operation Control (Pusdalops) BPBD Bali Province, the number of refugees up to Thursday 29 November 2017 reached 43,358 people spread in 229 point of refuge.


Head of Information Data and Public Relations Information Center of the National Disaster Management Agency said the eruption of Mount Agung which followed the increase of status to the highest level requires the citizens in 22 villages around the mountain must be out of dangerous radius as far as 8 to 10 kilometers from the crater of the mountain.

The impact of the volcano in Bali when it erupted, 43,358 people had to evacuate
I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport closed the impact from the ash of Mount Agung eruption
Mount Agung erupts in Bali, the volcano is now at the highest level (Level IV)
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 volcano in Bali Gunung Agung took a month to erupt

Since the residents have evacuated, the villages around Mount Agung in the danger zone now appear quiet. Along the way many leaves of deciduous plants, usually clean wind and passing vehicles. The grass and the weeds look yellowed and wilted. Likewise, many large trees are now leafless. Former traces of ash from rain are now not visible. Being washed away by the rain. Because of the last few days Bali has been raining non-stop.

The highway near Mount Agung in Besakih village also looks deserted. Not only that, the cocoa farm belongs to the residents also looks dormant. Clove garden is also very quiet and without farmers activities. Usually the road to besakih, especially the road to Besakih Temple, is a very busy road. Because this road is to the most beautiful temple attraction in Bali. This road is also access to the spot climbing Mount Agung.

Residents in Mount Agung are displaced by cattle when erupting
Although the village looks deserted by the residents, several dogs roam along the road and inside the residents' homes. The dogs owned by residents left without a caretaker. Citizens prefer themselves and their families more than their dogs. The dogs must be starving and sad to be left behind by their owners. Very sad.

In some villages still seen residents who took the time to evacuate the livestock. Most of their livestock are cows, goats, and buffalo. Residents carry their livestock as best they can. Small cattle they carry and carried on a motorcycle. Large cattle they carry with trucks. The cattle were brought to a safer place, in a neighboring village far from the danger zone.

In Besakih Village some houses and shops look closed. There is no activity at all in this village near Besakih Temple. Although there are some people who are seen at home, it is a refugee who takes home utensils, such as mattresses, stoves and blankets. They are seen taking the necessary equipment at the evacuation site.

Most of the residents around this volcano in Bali work as farmers. They mostly rely on the economy of cacao, clove, coffee, and various vegetables and fruits. Because the area around Gunung Agung is a very fertile but wet land, then the plantation is the most profitable commodity here, in addition to tourism.

Now the agricultural land around this volcano has been damaged by ash. Ash showered the plants and threshed the leaves, resulting in many crops that failed to harvest. Rivers become polluted by cold lava floods. This cold lava flood contains sulfur that is not very good for plants, toxic.

The negative impact of the volcano as it erupts is the disruption of the lives of residents around the mountain. For Bali, Mount Agung erupts a huge negative impact on the economy. Because most of Bali's economy is tourism. Of course people will not want to come to the island with a mountain that is erupting.

Confusing, now Mount Agung calm again

The volcano in Bali, Mount Agung erupted, is now calm again.

The volcano in Bali, Mount Agung erupted, is now calm again.
Mount Agung is very confusing, twice erupts, twice also quiet instantly in a year. Mount Agung eruption activity is observed to decline this morning. The decline is seen from the blast of ash on the top of the mountain. Volcanic ash volcano of Mount Agung is getting lower and decreasing. Related Otorias explain that the height of the column of Mount Agung ash now ranges from 1,500-2,000 meters. However, the situation may change instantly. Because this mountain is very mysterious.

In the short time since the first eruption in November 2017, the eruption of Mount Agung is now invisible. This volcano in Bali is now more calm. Although still visible clouds of smoke with a height of 1500-2000 meters from the peak.

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Initially this volcano in Bali showed signs of erupting in September 2017. A cloud of smoke is visible from the top of the mountain. Earthquakes are also very common around the mountain. But eruption estimates did not occur in September. But now the eruption is happening again. The first phreatic eruption of Gunung Agung occurred on Saturday, November 25, 2017, 5:30 pm. The altitude of the ash column reaches 1,500 meters from the top of the crater. On Sunday 26 November 2017, the eruption took place at 5:05 am, with the ash column height reaching 2,000 meters, dark-pressed dark gray. Then at 5:45 am, the ash height reaches 3000 meters.

Although visually explosive activity has decreased, the zone of danger radius is still in the range of 8 kilometers from the top of the mountain with sectoral extension of 10 kilometers to the north, northeast, southeast, south and southwest. Status is still at Level IV, the highest level of danger.

Improvement of stastus to "watch out" on Mount Agung which was established since 27 November 2017 and has resulted in people living around the mountain to evacuate. According to data from the Operations Control Center, Bali Disaster Management Agency (Pusdalops BPBD), the number of refugees on 29 November 2017 was 43,358 people spread in 229 refugee points.