Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 26°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
26°C Light Rain

Rain until tomorrow morning, starting again tomorrow afternoon.

  • Thu

    26℃ - 31℃

  • Fri

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Sat

    27℃ - 32℃

  • Sun

    26℃ - 30℃

Mt. Agung's magma moves upward

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Karangasem, Bali | Mon, September 25, 2017 | 06:33 pm
Mt. Agung's magma moves upward Residents observe Mount Agung from Batu Niti village in Karangasem, Bali, which is 12 kilometers from the volcano, on Monday. (Antara/Nyoman Budhiana)

Magma at Mount Agung in Bali has moved upward, indicated by the release of water vapor from its crater, in addition to increased seismic activity, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) reported on Monday.

The head of the agency's volcano mitigation division, Gede Suantika, said the release of the water vapor began on Sunday.

"The mountain, which has been issued the alert status, has released up to 200 meters of water vapor. That shows the magma has been heating the water, causing it to move up," Gede said in Karangasem, Bali as quoted by antaranews.com.

Read also: Mt. Agung eruption could be imminent: Agency

According to reports from the observation post of Gunungapi Agung, as of Monday there had been 102 shallow volcanic earthquakes with a duration of between 10 and 15 seconds and amplitude of 2 to 4 millimeters. foy/bbs)

Join the discussions