Mount Agung, on the island of Bali, erupted again on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at night, around 22.29 local time. The strong eruption was heard clearly since the Volcano Monitoring Station, Center for Volcanology and Mitigation of Geological Disasters (PVMBG) in the Rendang area.
According to the report of PVMBG, the eruption of the Agung Volcano was recorded in a seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 25 mm and a duration of approximately 2 minutes and 16 seconds. The height of the ash column was not observed because it was blocked by a thick fog.
As a result of the eruption of the volcano, located in the district of Karangasem, people living around the mountain, climbers and tourists, can not climb and does not perform any activity in the area of estimated risk, that is, in all the areas within a radius of 4 km from the peak.
The estimated risk zone is dynamic and continues to be evaluated and may change at any time according to the most recent observation data from the Monitoring Center.
Meanwhile, people who live and perform activities around rivers that flow up to 3,031 meters above sea level should be aware of the possible secondary risk in the form of rain that may occur especially during the current season, considering the sloping areas that follow the course of the river that comes upstream on Mount Agung.
According to the most recent data of the PVMBG, the Agung volcano is currently in Level III (Alert) and has suffered an eruption since November 21, 2017.