Mount Gamalama Erupts, Status Remains at Level II Alert

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  • Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia.

    Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Ternate volcano in North Maluku, Mount Gamalama, has erupted today, October 4, at 11:52 local times and spewed volcanic ash as high as 250 meters above the crater. The mount status remained at Alert Level II or Warning.

    The official Twitter account of Magma Indonesia @id_magma posted a photo displaying the volcano's eruption. Magma Indonesia is a multi-platform application under the management of the Volcanology Center and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG).

    Read: Mount Gamalama's Volcanic Activity Increases 

    The activity level of Mount Gamalama is at Level II or Warning. The public and tourists around the mountain are prohibited to stay within 1.5 kilometers from the mountain crater. 

    As quoted from Magma Indonesia’s post, the ash column from Mount Gamalama's eruption with moderate to thick intensity headed to the northwest.