Sudden ‘Sudden’ Eruption of Mount Agung Became Foreign Media Spotlight

Sudden 'Sudden' Eruption

Image source:, Karangasem – Gunung Agung located in Karangasem regency, Bali province, reported 'sudden' eruption since 17:05 pm. A thick, pressurized gray smoke is visible up to a height of 700 meters above the peak.

"The blasting ash blew eastward to the southeast," said Head of Data and Information Center of BNPB, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, in a statement on Tuesday (21/11/2017).

He said the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) is still analyzing volcanic activity. Whether the status of the mountain will remain Standby or level 3.

"The volcanic activity has not demonstrated any increase in seismicity, non-Harmonic Tremor once with 2 mm amplitude and 36 second duration, two volcanic earthquakes with amplitude 5-6 mm and duration of 8-26 seconds," said Sutopo.

Not to forget Sutopo also urged people to stay calm and ask residents to follow all the recommendations of PVMBG.

"The people around Gunung Agung and climbers, visitors, tourists to avoid, or climbing and any activity in the danger zone are inside the crater of Mount Agung and a radius of 6 km from the summit crater of Gunung Agung," Sutopo said.

The volcanic eruption of Mount Agung, which has been showing its reactions in the past year, has become an international media coverage.

Foreign media who proclaimed the activities of Mount Agung is In his article entitled "Panic as Balis Mount Agung volcano erupts", the Australian media wrote, the eruption resumed after the same eruption occurred in September 2017.

Meanwhile, the article titled "Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupting" written by The Sydney Morning Herald says that the ashes are already visible to the people, especially the refugees.

The home media of the Kangaroo Country even collects information about a refugee named Kadek Nadi who lives in an exclusive zone about four kilometers from the summit.

"Dark smoke has been seen from the summit of Mount Agung," said Kadek Nadi.Still from the Australian media. The article entitled "Bali's Mt. volcano erupting but alert level remains unchanged" written by ABC News said, due to the eruption BNPB can change dangerous zones around Gunung Agung.

Unlike the case with that pollute the track record of the eruption of Mount Agung.

In an article titled "Bali volcano Mount Agung erupts", The Australian said that Mount Agung had erupted in 1963 and killed 1,540 people.

The Australian Government also advised all its citizens who are now in Bali to monitor local media related to the activities of Mount Agung. Not only that, The Australian also wrote the government's request that its citizens make sure to have travel insurance.

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