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

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.

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
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