Saturday, 17 Nov 2018

Now, Indonesia is getting ready to anticipate on Mount Agung eruption


Now, Indonesia is getting ready to anticipate on Mount Agung eruptionNow, Indonesia is getting ready to anticipate on Mount Agung eruption -  Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert to its highest level because fear a major eruption of Mount Agung in Bali. Not only that, the authorities expanded the exclusion zone around the rumbling volcano. And Indonesian authorities had made preparations for an eruption for months, and appeared extremely well prepared, with the situation well under control.

The eruption of Mount Agung make 100,000 people around near Bali's Mount Agung have been ordered to evacuate.

Previously, the National Board for Disaster Management raised their alert to level four from 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Sunday), because of the possibility and imminent risk of disaster. The airport in Bali has now closed, and leaving of thousands stranded in the tourist hotspot in Bali.

Authorities say dark smoke and ash have been billowing up to 3,400m (11,150ft) above the mountain's summit. The volcano was seen emitting continuous ash puffs and occasionally accompanied by explosive eruptions and weak booms that could be heard 12km (7 miles) away from the summit.

Officials have warned residents to stay away from debris flows known as lahars, which have been spotted flowing down from the mountain.

"The rays of fire are increasingly observed at night. This indicates the potential for a larger eruption is imminent," it said in a statement.

Geologist Mark Tingay of the University of Adelaide told as quoted from BBC, that Mount Agung now appears to be entering the next phase with a magmatic eruption, where the glow of lava is visible from the crater.

"These eruptions can be quite large and extensive and violent, but this could also be a relatively minor eruption over time."

The last time Mount Agung erupted, in 1963, more than 1,000 people died.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. It is home to more than 130 active volcanoes.



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