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Jakarta Post

Mt. Agung's magma moves upward

  • 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

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)