Kelud Mountain’s status

2/14/2014

 

?The Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation raised Kelud Mountain’s status to the highest level, at 21.15 local time (13/4/2013). Citizens living in the three counties within a radius of 10 kilometers from the summit of Kelud Mountain were already encouraged to evacuate to safer areas.


The first eruption occurred at 20.50 local time, followed by a second eruption at 19.23 local time. Bursts of hot clouds material and volcanic ashes of Kelud Mountain is estimated at 3000 feet. Post in Search and Rescue Trenggalek had been deployed to evacuate residents in the Blitar Regency and Kediri Regency.


The Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation recommends that region within a radius of 10 kilometers from the center of the crater must be sterile. Heads of village have been gathered to coordinate and the citizens are being evacuated to the places specified.