Mount Raung Eruption, Volcanic Ash Rain in Banyuwangi

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East Java, – The rain of volcanic ash due to the eruption of Mount Raung still flushed Banyuwangi residents. The eruption as high as 3,332 meters above sea level was still emitting smoke as far as 1,200 meters from the top of Mount Raung.

Based on the records of the Gunung Api Observation Post (PPGA), Raung noted that in Mangaran Hamlet, Sumberarum Village, Songgon District, Monday (8/2/2021 at around 01.00 WIB), the smoke of Mount Raung was clearly visible 1,200 meters from the summit.

Smoke and volcanic ash coming out of the crater of Mount, Wednesday (4/7). The Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) still sets Mount Raung at the alert level and strombolian eruptions still have the potential to recur. BETWEEN PHOTOS / Nyoman Budhiana / 18.”Visual Mount Raung tonight is still being observed emitting volcanic ash to the east. Stay alert of the ash rain,” said the Head of the Banyuwangi Class III Meteorological Station, Dira Utama.

While the reflection of the flames from the incandescent material was still visible in the smoke. For seismicity, Continuous tremor (Microtremor) was recorded with an amplitude of 3-15 mm (dominant 6 mm).

“Our people ask to use masks and goggles when doing activities outside. Meanwhile, the safe distance at the alert level of Mount Raung is still 2 kilometers from the summit,” he said.

Meanwhile, even though the Banyuwangi area is raining, the volcanic ash of Mount Raung still hurts the eyes of motorbike motorists. Especially people in Banyuwangi City.

The rain of volcanic ash also caused Banyuwangi Airport to be temporarily closed on Sunday (7/2). The closure was carried out from 08.50 to 14.50 WIB and was extended for 6 hours.

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