Govt Raises Mount Agung's Alert Status to Highest Level

Haifa Salsabila    •    27 November 2017 11:52 WIB
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Govt Raises Mount Agung's Alert Status to Highest Level
Mount Agung is located on Karangasem regency in eastern Bali. (Photo: MTVN/Raiza Andini)

Jakarta: Indonesian authorities have upgraded the alert status for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to its highest level. 

"The alert status was raised at 06:00 Central Indonesia Time. It was raised to Level IV or Siaga," the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) head Kasbani told Metro TV this morning.

"The nearby residents were urged to remain calm. The hazard zones were expanded up to 10 km from the crater," He added.

Mount Agung started to spew gray volcanic smoke last week. It continued to show increasing volcanic activity throughout the week.

The alert status was upgraded to the highest level (Level 4) in September. It was downgraded to the lower level (Level 3) in October.


(WAH)