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Level 2 alert status still in place for Mount Anak Krakatau

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, June 26, 2018  /  04:00 pm
Level 2 alert status still in place for Mount Anak Krakatau

The volcano of Anak Krakatau, which translates to "Child of Krakatau", is seen at sunset. (Shutterstock/File)

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has announced that the alert status for Mount Anak Krakatau, located in the regency of South Lampung, is still at the level ‘caution’.

Following an eruption, the Volcanic and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center had issued the level 2 alert waspada (caution), on June 18. It is the second of four alert levels.

According to a BMKG statement released on Monday, volcanic smoke resulting from was the mountain’s increasing activity was heading south. According to news agency Antara, the BMKG would update the public with any information on significant changes at Mount Anak Krakatau.

Read also: Flights, sea voyages safe despite Anak Krakatau eruption: Official

The BMKG has also stated that the eruption would not affect flights to and from Radin Inten II Airport in Lampung, nor sea travel, including ferries on the Bakauheni – Merak route.

With the alert, tourists and the public are advised to steer clear of Mount Anak Krakatau and the surrounding area. (wng)