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Indonesia, Mt. Agung Update until 13 February 2018

07:07 Nov 27 2017 Bali

Indonesia, Mt. Agung Update until 13 February 2018 Indonesia, Mt. Agung Update until 13 February 2018 Indonesia, Mt. Agung Update until 13 February 2018
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= Update on 30 April 2018 =
G. Agung, Bali.VONA sent ORANGE color code, published April 30, 2018 at 23:17 GMT, related to eruption with ash column height about 4642 m above sea level or about 1500 m above peak, wind blowing southwest.

= Update on 13 February 2018 =
Mount Agung erupted again on 13 February 2018, 11.49 UTC+8 with volcanic ash column measured at 15000 meter. The PVMBG and BNPB maintained Alert Level 3 (WATCH) for Mount Agung, with mandatory exclusion zone maintained at 4 km radius. BNPB spokeperson stated 15,445 IDPs are still taking refuge at 146 evacuation sites.

= Update on 10 February 2018 =
National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) reported the decision of Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, on the latest alert status of Mount Agung, Bali. Effective from 09.00 UTC+8 Mount Agung alert status has been reduced to Watch (Siaga, Level III out IV). The mandatory exclusion zone has been reduced to 4 km radius from the tip of Mount Agung.

= Update on 15 January 2018 =
National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) reported the following updates on Mount Agung:
1) Mount Agung erupted on 15 January 2018, 07:23 UTC+8 with volcanic ash measured around 2000-2500 meters.
2) Mandatory exclusion zone is maintained at 6 kkm from the tip of Mount Agung
3) Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation maintained at Orange level
4) Number of IDPs recorded at 47268 evacuated in 229 evacuation centers.

= Update on 12 January 2018 =
1) Mount Agung erupted on 11 January 2018, 18.00 UTC+8 releasing volcanic ash column at up to 2500 meters.
2) Exclusion zone maintained at 6 km radius.
3) 53207 remains evacuated at 233 evacuation centers.

= Update on 6 January 2018 =
1) PVMBG has reduced the mandatory exclusion zone for Mt. Agung to 6 km radius from its peak.
2) BNPB reported number of IDPs stands at 70449 persons at 238 evacuation centers.
3) PVMBG maintains Mt. Agung IV alert level, the highest (AWAS).
4) BNPB ensure that the other areas in Bali beyond the mandatory exclusion zone are safe for tourism activities.
5) Mt. Agung released ash rain on 2 January and smoke on a daily basis until 6 January 2018.

= Update on 24 December 2017 =
1) Mt. Agung erupted again on 23 December 2017, 11.57 (UTC +8) and releasing 2,500 meters of volcanic ash.
2) Volcanic ash were downpour in the exclusion zone of 8-10 km. The exclusion zone is still within the radius of 8 km, with 10 km expansion zone to north-northeast and southeast-southwest direction.
3) President of Indonesian and high level officials visited Bali on 22 December 2017 and emphasize that Bali is safe for tourism and government prioritizes response only for municipalities within the prone areas.
4) BNPB reported number of IDPs at 71,129 in 240 evacuation center; with the following details:
1. Buleleng regency, 9,938 IDPs in 9 evacuation sites;
2. Klungkung regency, 11,441 IDPs in 43 evacuation sites;
3. Karangasem regency, 42,998 IDPs in 132 evacuation sites;
4. Bangli regency, 977 IDPs in 4 evacuation sites;
5. Tabanan regency, 730 IDPs in 10 evacuation sites;
6. Denpasar city, 748 IDPs in 5 evacuation sites;
7. Gianyar regency, 3,502 IDPs in 8 evacuation sites;
8. Badung regency, 590 IDPs in 5 evacuation sites;
9. Jembrana regency, 205 IDPs in 23 evacuation sites.

= Update on 10 December 2017 =
Based on Gunung Agung Update provided by Indonesian National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) are 70,079 distributed in 237 evacuation sites; with the following details:
1. Buleleng regency, 10,774 IDPs in 9 evacuation sites;
2. Klungkung regency, 10,950 IDPs in 43 evacuation sites;
3. Karangasem regency, 41,597 IDPs in 131 evacuation sites;
4. Bangli regency, 961 IDPs in 4 evacuation sites;
5. Tabanan regency, 676 IDPs in 8 evacuation sites;
6. Denpasar city, 734 IDPs in 5 evacuation sites;
7. Badung regency, 487 IDPs in 5 evacuation sites;
8. Jembrana regency, 367 IDPs in 24 evacuation sites.

For more details update on Gunung Agung from the BNPB, please find the following link:
https://sites.google.com/view/updategunungagung

= Updates on 29 Nov 2017 =
Regent of Karangasem declared the Official Emergency Response Status effective for 27 November until 10 December 2017, through Karangasem Regent Decision Number 698/HK/2017.

Status of Volcano Notice for Aviation (VONA) has been revised to Orange.

Official figures place 5,189 tourists being stranded in Bali due to closure of the airports.

= Update on 28 Nov 2017 =
Mt. Agung is currently in its magmatic phase with constant thick column of ash reaching a height of 2,000-3,400 meters from the volcanic peak.

As per official figures, there are total of 23,377 individuals housed in 234 shelters across the 9 districts on Bali.

Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is closed, while Lombok Praya International Airport (LOP) resumed its operation.

= Updates on 26 Nov 2017 =
On 25-26 November 2017, Mt. Agung, in Bali, Indonesia has erupted twice with the following volcanic activity summary:
1) First eruption: 25 Nov 2017, 17.30 (UTC+8), releasing 1,500 m of ash cloud.
2) Second eruption: 26 Nov 2017, 05.45 (UTC +8), releasing 3,000 m of ash cloud.
Type of eruption: Phreatic eruption

As of 26 Nov 2017, 05.55 (UTC+8), eruption and ash emission is continuing, with ash cloud moving east-southeast. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 19654 feet (6142 m) above sea level, may be higher than observation.

As of 26 Nov 2017, 05.50 (UTC+7), Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) for Mt. Agung turns to Red.

PVMBG and BNPB increased the mandatory Exclusion Zone from 6 to 7.5 km radius effective from 25 Nov 2017.

BNPB reported 25,016 evacuees in 224 evacuation sites, as of 25 Nov 2017.

There is no official revision on Mt. Agung Hazard Map, on projected lahar flow.

Volcanic ash has been observed traveling as far as 12 km from Mt. Agung, residents in the area are advised to use mask for preventing respiratory illness.

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