Residents along rivers warned after Mt. Agung eruption
The Jakarta Post
Authorities have issued warnings to residents living along rivers that flow from Mount Agung in Bali, as well as residents living around the volcano, to be more careful in the wake of the latest eruption, which occurred on Monday morning.
According to Bali Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Bali), Mt. Agung erupted on Monday at 11:20 a.m. local time. During the eruption that lasted for over two minutes, the volcano spewed a 2,000-meter-high ash column and thick smoke into the sky that later headed westward.
“Residents residing and conducting activities along rivers that flow from Mt. Agung should watch out for the threat of volcanic mudflows, which can occur during rain if the volcanic material is still present on the peak around the volcano,” the agency warned in a statement.
BPBD Bali also warned residents as well as tourists to avoid climbing the mountain or being within a 4-kilometer radius of the top of Mt. Agung. The danger zone, the agency added, could change from time to time according to conditions on the mountain. (evi)
- Boeing ‘confident’ in 737 MAX safety despite aircraft flaw
- Pence says US to partner in Papua New Guinea military base
- Christian school rumor leads to closure of vocational academy in Batam
- US politician stands to win election by one vote
- Sexual harassment victim ordered to start prison sentence next week
- Here are 10 of the most populated cities in the world
- Number of missing in California fire soars past 1,000 as Trump set to visit
- CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: report
- Minister Wiranto's grandson drowns in garden pond
- Teenagers boil sanitary pads to get high