Monday, 29 October, 2012 | 18:24 WIB
Volcanic Activities Increase on Mount Raung
TEMPO Interactive, Banyuwangi:Volcanic activities on Mount Raung, located on the border of Banyuwangi and Jember, continued to rise on Monday.
Hendra Gunawan, from the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center’s (PVMBG) said that since 10 a.m. tremors have been increasing in the region with the length of more than 32 millimeters. “It’s an over-scale earthquake,” Hendra told reporters on Monday, October 29.
In addition to the increasing tremors, the PVMBG has also received reports from Mount Ijen monitoring office, which reported black smoke spewing out of Mount Raung reaching up to 100 meters high.
However, Hendra has urged residents not to panic and wait for announcements of further monitoring from the PVMBG. “But we must remain vigilant,” said Hendra.