AMLAPURA – Great Volcano again shows its high activity amid its status at Level III (Standby).
Mount Agung erupted on Monday (30/4) at approximately 22:45 pm with the height of the ash column observed 1,500 meters above the peak (4,642 m above sea level).
Noted there is a maximum Amplitude 23 mm and 172 seconds of the earthquake and the wind leads to the west.
“With the eruption tonight, I’m still shocked, so we are still in Level III status, if the earthquake decreases, the activity may go down, but it could be because there is blockage and accumulation of energy in shallow depth,” explained Head of Mitigation Sub- East Volcano Monitoring PVMBG, Devy Kamil Syahbana.
Devy Kamil cautioned that eruptions do not always occur when the earthquakes are the most numerous.
As in September-October 2017 earthquake to a thousand per day but the eruption actually occurred at the time of the low quake in November 2017.
Meanwhile, from the latest report PVMBG period at 00.00-06.00 Wita as follows.
GUNUNGAPI ACTIVITY REPORT
01-05-2018 00: 00-06: 00 WITA
Agung (3142 mdpl),
Sunny weather. The wind was blowing weakly westward. Air temperature 20-22 ° C and air humidity 78-87%.
● The mountain is clear. Crater smoke is not observed.
(Amount: 3, Amplitude: 2-3 mm, Duration: 24-36 sec)
■ Deep tectonics
(Amount: 1, Amplitude: 3 mm, S-P: 18 seconds, Duration: 84 seconds)
Activity Level G. Supreme Level III (Standby)
KESDM, Geological Agency, PVMBG
Gunung Agung Observation Post