Mount Marapi bursts volcanic ash again
Indonesia Now Spot News about Mount Marapi bursts volcanic ash again. Mount Marapi in Tanahdatar and Agam regency, West Sumatra re-issued a volcanic ash accompanied by black smoke at around 7:45 pm, Wednesday.
Reuters journalists are menantau in Sungaipuar, Tanahdatar, reported that black smoke accompanied by volcanic ash ejected from the crater is also seen very clearly from Bukittinggi. Smoke leads to Tanahdatar District. A resident Sungaipuar, Syahril Marajo St., said black smoke accompanied by bursts of volcanic ash was not long.
“Black smoke came out about five minutes, after which the mountain thick white smoke. White smoke came out not too long about ten minutes later is not visible because it is a white cloud,” he said.
Mount Marapi which has a height of 2891 meters above sea level (masl) had increased activity on August 3, 2011 at around 09.00 am and had time to remove the sulfur smell of volcanic ash reached 1,000 feet and reach out to a number of areas in West Sumatra, such as Agam, Tanahdatar, Padangpariaman , Padangpanjang. Since then, the mountain of black smoke almost every day.
Geological Agency officer of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (BGPVMB) Bukittinggi, Warseno, said it’s still set alert level II status. With that status, BGPVMB prohibit climbing more than three kilometers from the summit.
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