Mount Agung erupted on Sunday (24/12/2017) at 10:05 local time. The eruption was
followed by a thick gray smoke with a volcanic ash column height of about 2,500
meters above the top of the crater leading to the Northeast. The Eruption was
only about 10 minutes. Post-erupting, the crater emitted white smoke which was
sometimes followed with the gusts.
Saturday (23/12/2017) at 11:57 local time, Mount Agung also erupted with a
thick gray smoke as high as about 2,500 meters inclined to the northeast. The Volcanic
ash with thin sand rained around the slopes of Mount Agung, as in Tulamben,
Volcanic activity of Mount Agung is still high. The authority to date still establishes
Mount Agung status Beware (level 4). The status ‘Beware’ is valid from
27/11/2017 to the present. This status only applies to a radius of 8-10
kilometers from the summit of Mount Agung crater. This means that people are
prohibited from doing any activity within a radius of 8-10 kilometers from the
top of the crater. Outside the area the activity can run normally and still be
is no harmful impact from both eruptions. People activity in Bali is normal.
Precisely many people around Bali enjoy the eruption. There is no panic of the people.
Currently the people have been well educated about the eruptions and threats
from Mount Agung. People do not easily believe in hoaxes or misleading
information. All refer to PVMBG as a competent institution related to volcanic
activity. The existence of Mount Agung Pasebaya which is supported by
communication network circle around Mount Agung causes information can be fast
and accurate to the public.
VONA (Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation) code for Mount Agung is Orange.
I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar and Lombok International
Airport operate normally and safely. During the rainy season until April 2018,
the wind direction in Bali will be dominant towards East - Southeast, so that I
Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar will be safe.
government is very concerned in handling the eruption of Mount Agung, including
the tourism of Bali. The local government revoked the emergency response status
of the eruption of Mount Agung in the interests of the larger. Status of Mount
Agung remains Beware.
status statement from head of region whose area is being hit by disaster is
really only administrative requirement. Emergency response status is required
to facilitate access, both human resources deployment, logistics, funding and
others in disaster management. With the emergency response status, BNPB may
provide ready-to-use funds, Ministry of Social Affairs can issue rice aid from
warehouse, and the local government can use Unexpected Shopping (BTT) in APBD.
the term emergency response status is often interpreted as a dangerous
condition, precarious or like civil emergency or martial law from the region.
It's as frightening as it is only administrative matters. For this reason the
Presidential Regulation is currently being arranged for ease of access in
administration, logistical and financial assistance to continue to assist the
handling of refugees, and the impact of the eruption of Mount Agung.
are encouraged to keep calm down. Do not be hooked on troubling information. Of
course the volcano, moreover on status Beware, must still erupt frequently. The
eruption is not dangerous as long as it is outside the radius that has been
is safe and normal. Do not be afraid to visit Bali. Currently the number of
tourists both domestic and foreign continues to increase. Follow all the latest
developments of Mount Agung from Magma PVMBG. Asking for the information to the
Main Post of BPBD and the National Assistance Post of BNPB related to Mount
enjoyed a long holiday with family but keep staying in alert. Do not be
careless and do not rashly play in dangerous areas. To recognize the dangers
and to reduce the risks. (source: BNPB)