Mount Agung Shed Thick Ash, Ngurah Rai Airport Normal

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Wednesday, November 22 2017 - 10:45 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Denpasar - PT Angkasa Pura I I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, said the operation at the local airport is still normal after the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) said Mount Agung ejects thick ash 700 meters altitude.

"Flight activity is still running and there is no interruption for a while," said the Head of Public Relations of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Arie Ahsanurrohim International Airport in Denpasar on Tuesday.

According to Arie, until 20:00 pm, the flight at the airport is still on schedule and there has been no cancellation, delay or flight transfer.

"Visual monitoring through pilot reports is still being carried out," he added.

Wind direction at this time, he added, based on information from BMKG also not to the airport because blowing east-southeast.

Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) previously mentioned Mount Agung erupted by spraying gray ash at an altitude of 700 meters above the peak at around 17:05 pm.

The eruption ash erupted when the status of a mountain as high as 3114 meters above sea level was in alert status or level III.

PVMBG has mapped the Estimated Danger Zone within the crater area of ​​the mountain and in all areas within a six kilometer radius of the peak crater and added sectoral expansion to the north-northeast and southeast-south-southwest by 7.5 kilometers.

For that PVMBG asked residents to not move in the zone to anticipate the development of the volcano.

Estimated Zones The dangers are dynamic and continuously evaluated and are subject to change at any time following the latest observational data.

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