Status Awar Mount Agung Down So Standby

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, October 29 2017 - 21:00 IWST - Jakarta- Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) stated that Gunung Agung is derived from Level IV (Awar) to Level III (Standby) based on the analysis of visual and seismic data and considering the potential threat of danger.

Head of Data Center for Information and Public Relation of National Disaster Management Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in a written statement in Jakarta, Sunday (29/10/2017) said volcanic activity of Gunung Agung in Karangasem continues to decline.

"Although it has been lowered to Siaga, in all areas within a six kilometer radius of the Gunung Agung Peak Crater and plus the sectoral extension to the North-East and Southeast-South-Southwest as far as 7.5 kilometers there should be no community activity. Still dangerous," he said.

Sutopo said earlier the Awar status period has been going on for 37 days since the status set was set on 22/9/2017.

Although the status of the Great Volcano activity has been lowered to Level III (Standby), according to him, it should be understood together that volcanic activity of Gunungapi Agung has not abated completely and still has the potential to erupt.

PVMBG recommends the people around Gunung Agung and climbers / visitors / tourists not to be on, do not climb and do not do any activities in the Dangerous Zone within the crater of Mount Agung and in all areas within a six kilometer radius of Gunung Agung Crater and added sectoral expansion to the North-Northeast and Southeast-South-Southwest for 7.5 kilometers.

"The hazard estimate zone is dynamic and continues to be evaluated and can be changed at any time following the most recent / recent Mount Agung observation data," he said.

Sutopo mentions the affected areas contained within a radius of 6-7.5 kilometers, including Dusun Br. Belong, Pucang, and Pengalusan (Desa Ban); Dusun Br. Badeg Kelodan, Central Badeg, Badegdukuh, Telunbuana, Pura, Over and Sogra (Sebudi Village); Dusun Br. Kesimpar, Kidulingkreteg, Putung, Temukus, Besakih and Jugul (Besakih Village); Dusun Br. Bukitpaon and Tanaharon (Desa Buana Giri); Dusun Br. Yehkori, Untalan, Galih and Pesagi (Jungutan Village); and some areas of Dukuh Village are dangerous areas. People from this area still have to be in evacuation.

Refugees currently number 133,457 people spread across 385 dots, most of the refugees are allowed to go home.

Refugees from villages / sub-villages outside the six-7.5 kilometer radius as listed above are allowed to return home.

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