Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:32

Mount Sinabung Condition is Calm This Morning: BPBD

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Mount Sinabung condition this morning is very calm. Head of Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Karo Martin Sitepu, Tuesday (20/2)  said in Karo, North Sumatra, there is no eruption and roar like yesterday morning. On Monday (19/2) Mount Sinabung erupts with great intensity. Hot clouds glide up to five kilometers. Several areas in Karo were covered in volcanic ash. It even reaches Lhokseumawe, Aceh. BPBD is still cleaning the roads which covered in volcanic ash. Residents around the foot of Mount Sinabung, who had left home due to volcanic dust, have started to return to their villages. Although Sinabung did not erupt this morning, BPBD Karo still prohibits people from entering the red zone of a five kilometers radius to seven kilometers from Sinabung. Observation Post staff of Mount Sinabung, Muhammad Asrori, said this morning, from the southeast, Sinabung clearly visible. Mount Sinabung status until now still on level IV or alert. The height of the ash column reaches 5,000 meters. There were no casualties and house damage due to the incident. Meanwhile, National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Public Relations Center Head Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that any plane should not pass around Mount Sinabung. Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has raised volcano observation warning for flights from orange to red.   The eruption occurred 607 seconds accompanied by hot clouds glided as far as 4,900 meters to the south-southeast and 3,500 meters to southeast-east direction. (Tempo)
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