The Agung volcano erupted again on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 05:34, Indonesian time. The Agung volcano, which is the highest peak on the island of Bali, emitted a column of ash of ± 1,000 meters above the peak, which in itself reaches 4,142 meters above sea level)).
Based on the results of the coordination report of the officers of the BPBD Provincial Emergency Operations Center, with officers in the Karangasem district, it is due to the eruption of the Agung Volcano that ash rains occurred in several villages, including Batu Dawa Kelod, Tulamben, Tukad Abu and Kubu-Abang, in the district of Kubu, which, mixed with the rain, generated heavy ash. In the villages of Datah and Dukuh Timur in the district of Abang, since it did not rain, light ash fell.
According to the MEMR data sources, the Geology Agency and the PVMBG, Observation Post of the Agung Volcano, it was observed that the ash column was gray, high density and inclined towards the east. This eruption is recorded in a seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 25 mm and a duration of ± 2 minutes and 15 seconds.
Gunung Agung, Bali (Baliberkarya.com)
At present, the Agung Volcano is still in Level III (pending) and with two recommendations, first, that the people around Mount Agung, both residents as climbers and tourists, should not carry out any activity in the Estimated Hazard Zone, which is within a radius of 4 km from the crater at the peak of the Agung Volcano.
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 Mount Agung.
The second recommendation is that people who live and perform activities around the rivers that flow from the hillsides should be aware of the possible risk of acid precipitation, especially during the rainy season, especially if the material expelled by the eruption settles or keep close to the peak. It must be taken into account, also, that the possible lava rivers that could arise, would run through the channels of these rivers.
The eruption of the 3,031-meter-high mountain did not disrupt activities at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport, which reportedly continues to operate normally. Even the local population continues to live normally.