PVMBG Issue Minimum Safe Distance from Active Mount Anak Krakatau

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) issued an official warning for fishermen in its vicinity to avoid approaching Mount Anak Krakatau after a string of volcanic activities was detected generated by the mountain.

    The mountain that had initially calmed significantly is now considered to be adequately active since late February 2019.

    Read also: Mount Anak Krakatau Experiences One-Time Distant Tectonic Quake

    According to a member of the Mount Anak Krakatau observation post, Deni Mardiono, urged local residents living and engaged in activities in the mountain’s vicinity to keep a safe distance. He suggests that Anak Krakatau’s sudden seismic activities could possibly be accompanied by a sudden eruption that can be catastrophic.

    “Mount Anak Krakatau is still active and shows seismic activities followed by an eruption. We ask residents conducting activities in its vicinity to keep a safe distance,” he said.

    According to Deni, the closest safe distance from the mountain’s crater is at the five-kilometer perimeter. On February 28, the PVMBG detected 18 volcanic seismic activities coming from Anak Krakatau and 9 local tectonic earthquakes, and two distant tectonic quakes.

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