Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport on Malang Closed because Mt. Bromo Eruption

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By Staff PKK July, 11 2016 Important Issue
Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport on Malang Closed because Mt. Bromo Eruption

Eruption of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java province which spreads volcanic ash towards the West-Southwestern cause Abdul Rachman Saleh airport closed from Monday (07/11/2016) at 11:00 pm until Tuesday (12.07.2016) at 09.00 am. Thin volcanic ash around the airport caused airport authorities to close all flight activities until tomorrow.

Mount Bromo on Monday morning, visually at sunny-cloudy weather, calm winds, temperatures around 9-20 ° C. Observed smoke crater was brownish gray-thick, pressure level from weak-to-moderate and high smoke which have range around 300-1200 meters from the summit crater towards the West-South West. Based on the observation Mount Bromo PVMBG post of seismically tremor still dominant maximum amplitude of 1-5 mm 2 mm. A potential of a small eruption with a thin volcanic ash material still exists. The status of Mount Bromo remains Alert (level II). PVMBG Recommendations in communities around Mt. Bromo Alert Status, visitors / tourists / hikers are not allowed to enter the area within a radius of 1 km from the Mt. Bromo active crater.

Mount Bromo still safe within a radius of 1 km.

People are warned to stay calm. No need for displacement. Airport authorities will continue to coordinate with the BMKG and PVMBG about opening and closing airport.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

Head of Data Information and Public Relations of BNPB

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