Landslide Disaster in Tourism Area of Mt. Galunggung


Landslide Disaster in Tourism Area of Mt. Galunggung

There has been a landslide disaster on the cliff that is located around the tourist area of ​​Mount Galunggung in Tasikmalaya District, West Java on Saturday September 16, 2017 afternoon. As a result two people died and a mosque buried by materal landslides.

Landslide location is an area that is not usually passed by tourists. Landslide location is also quite far even difficult to reach humans so that only certain people who have the ability to climb to get to the area.

Based on reports from Observation Post Mount Galunggung Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) in Tasikmalaya that landslide landslide occurred at 2.48 pm. Records of avalanche or collapsible vibrations are recorded by the Galunggung Mountain seismometer monitoring, with amplitude 51.54 mm and duration of 76.83 seconds.

After look at CCTV monitoring, landslide occurred in the west of the crater lake with large enough volume of land. The Observer Team is still continuing to monitor the visual and instrumental of Mount Galunggung with the result that while there is still no increase activity and volcano status still remain normal state.