Mount Agung Volcano Threat Level Lowered

A top volcano threat level for Mount Agung in Bali was lowered on Sunday (29/10) as volcanic activities in the mountain started to ease. (Antara Photo/Ahmad Subaidi)

By : Telly Nathalia | on 8:00 PM October 29, 2017
Category : News, Disasters

Jakarta. A top volcano threat level for Mount Agung in Bali was lowered on Sunday (29/10) as volcanic activities in the mountain started to ease, but residents are still barred from the mountain up to a radius of 7.5 kilometers from the crater.

"The alert on Mt. Agung has been reduced to level three, but the public needs to understand that an explosion is still a possibility," National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head Sutopo Nugroho said.

Most of the 133,457 people who have fled their homes are now housed in 385 shelters around the mountain. Most of them have been allowed to return except those who live 6 km to 7.5 km from the crater, he said.

 
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