BANDUNG- Mount Agung eruption in Karangasem regency, Bali province, continues to increase, where the eruption rate is now increasing from the phreatic to magmatic phase (since the observation of fire at the peak at night on Friday (25/11) at 21.00 WITA.
Head of Information and Public Relations Data Center of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, to this day the magmatic phase eruption accompanied by a thick ash pour continuously reaches a height of 2,000-3,400 meters from the peak.
"Continuous ash puffs are sometimes accompanied by explosive eruptions and weak sounds that sounded up to 12 km from the top. Raying fire more often observed in the next night," he said
Sutopo said, to anticipate all possibilities and risks of disaster, PVMBG has raised the status of Gunung Agung from Alert (level 3) to Beware (level 4) starting from today (27/11) at 06:00 WITA.
"Status Beware is the highest status in volcano status," Sutopo said, through a release received by www.Jabarprov.go.id, Monday (27/11).
According to Sutopo, BNPB coordinates the national potential of Indonesian Army, Indonesian Police, Basarnas, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transportation, SOEs and others to assist the Local Government in handling eruption of Gunung Agung.
"National Counseling Posts have been activated in Karangasem regency, BPBD together with other elements continue to perform emergency eruption of Mount Agung," he said. (Parno)