PVMBG to Use High-Tech Drone to Monitor Mount Agung

Raiza Andini    •    23 November 2017 13:56 WIB
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PVMBG to Use High-Tech Drone to Monitor Mount Agung
Mount Agung (Photo:MTVN/Raiza Andini)

Jakarta: The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) will fly a high-tech drone to monitor Bali island's Mount Agung volcano.

The ATS AI450 drone is equipped with a multi-component gas analyzer system (Multi-GAS). The Aero Terrascan drone is used to measure the amount of SO2 and H2SO.

"Previously, we have used a smaller drone," PVMBG staff Umar Rosadi said in Karangasem regency on Thursday morning.

"Hopefully, we can have a clear view," he added.

Mount Agung experienced a phreatic eruption earlier this week. It spewed a giant cloud of ash up to 700 meters from the crater.

Mount Agung's alert status was upgraded to the highest level (Level 4) in September. It was downgraded to the second highest level (Level 3) in October. 



(WAH)