Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Mount Slamet Shows Signs of Increasing Activity

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  • Mount Slamet. TEMPO/Aris Andrianto

    Mount Slamet. TEMPO/Aris Andrianto

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Center of Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) recently announced that Mount Slamet has shown an increase of activity, marked by the increasing seismic activity and crater's haze. Visual observation on the volcano between March 8 to 10 showed that white haze can be seen at 25 to 1,000 meters high from the peak.

    The record on the seismic activity has also experienced a jump, with 441 tremors from March 8 to 10. There were also nine shallow volcanic tremors.

    Chief of Geology Department at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Surono, stated that the increasing activity remarks the volcano's status. "We recommend that Mount Slamet is cleared of activity in 2 kilometers radius from the crater," he said.

    AHMAD FIKRI