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Mount Semeru Emits Volcano Hot Clouds as Far as 4.5 Kilometers, Now on Alert Status

According to a temporary visual observation report, it was seen that smoke drifted to the southeast, allegedly from the Jonggring Kaloko crater, which

TRIBUNBATAM.id - There has been a Volcano Hot Clouds (APG) of Mount Semeru with a sliding distance of approximately 4.5 kilometers on Saturday, (16/1) afternoon at 17.24 WIB. 

According to a temporary visual observation report, it was seen that smoke drifted to the southeast, allegedly from the Jonggring Kaloko crater, which was dark gray in large volumes.

Meanwhile, volcanic ash rain is expected to point to the north, adjusting the wind direction.

This incident was also confirmed by the Lumajang Regent, Thoriqul Haq, that the initial estimate of the location was in the area around Sumber Mujur Village and Curah Koboan Village. 

"Mount Semeru emits hot clouds. With a distance of 4.5 kilometers. The area is estimated to be around Sumber Mujur and Curah Koboan, currently a hot cloud avalanche point," explained Regent Thoriqul.

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Regarding the status of the mountain, currently, Mount Semeru is still at level II or 'Alert'. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) is currently conducting further evaluations.

Meanwhile, the people living around Sumber Mujur Village and Curah Koboan Village and their surroundings need to be vigilant in facing potential disasters that can be caused. 

In this case, especially the people around the river flow (DAS) of Curah Koboan village, to remain vigilant in the face of high rainfall intensity, because it can trigger cold lava floods.

Until this news was released, the joint team between Ministries/Agencies is still in the process of developing information and there has been no statement of any casualties due to the incident. (*) 

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Penulis: Lia Sisvita Dinatri
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