Tens of Thousand Residents Displaced, Mount Agung in Beware Status

By Staff PKK September, 27 2017 Important Issue
Tens of Thousand Residents Displaced, Mount Agung in Beware Status

Mount Agung is the highest mountain located on the island of Bali with an altitude of 3.124 meters above sea level (meters above sea level). This mountain is located in Rendang Subdistrict, Karangasem District, Bali Province. On September 14, 2017, the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) raised the status of Mount Agung from Normal to Watchful or Level II, in line with the increased activity occurring on this mountain. On 18 September 2017 the status of Mount Agung was upgraded to Standby or Level III.

The related institution adds a danger zone radius for the residents to do their activities to 6 Km (Kilometers) from the previous only 3 Km from the peak. on September 22, 2017, the status of Mount Agung was re-upgraded to Beware or Level IV which is the highest level in volcano status.

PVMBG recommends to residents and tourists to stay away from the mountain area up to 9 km from the crater of the mountain and the sectoral need to the North, Northeast, Southeast and South-Southwest as far as 12 Kilometers. As we know, there is one area in the area that is often visited by tourists namely Pura Besakih Area.

Based on Health Crisis Center data Development Report until Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4.00 WIB there are 87,213 people displaced.

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