Bromo Mount Volcano Activity has been anticipated by the local people and government since growth of volcanic reaction recently. Head of Data Information and Public Relations of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Nugroho said that the seismic activities of Bromo Mount keep increasing. The tremor vibration is more increasing compared to the previous day.Refer to the data from observation post of Bromo Mount (PVMBG), if the previous tremor amax was reached 3-22 mm with dominant 5 mm on Saturday (12/12) at 06.00-12,00 WIB, it has been increased become 3-28 mm with dominant 7 mm on Sunday (13/12) at 12-18 WIB.
Bromo Mount Volcano Activity
The burst of volcanic ash increased as well become 1.500 m above the top of Bromo Mount, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in his press conference on Monday (14/12). He also said that the thick volcano ash has been extend towards the northwest part and caused Abdulrachman Saleh Airport, Malang, East Java should be closed until Monday (14/12). “Whether it will open or close, it adjusted with the condition of Bromo Mount ash spreads.
Related to the increasing activity of Bromo Mount, therefore the contingencies planning to encounter Bromo Mount eruption will be solved immediately. Preparedness Coordination Meeting (Rapat Koordinasi Kesiapsiagaan) arranged in 5 regencies/cities in Bromo Mount which are Probolinggo regency, Malang, Pasuruan, Lumajangm and Malang city.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that the prepared coordination meeting about Bromo Mount eruption was held on Tuesday (8/12). This coordination meeting was followed by BNPB, PVMBG, BMKG, BPBD, TNI, Polri, and other related institution. The local government of Probolinggo regency is ready enough to encounter the possibility of Bromo Mount eruption. The warning signs, evacuation route, gather point, and other preparation has been assembled. They are also prepare the safe post at the field in Sumber District and Sukapura District. The socialization keeps improved and be prepared. Local people are encouraged to keep calm. There is no evacuation place yet. Bromo Mount eruption is strombolian. Based on its history, the explosion was not make a big eruption.
Source: Jakarta, CNN Indonesia