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Ash from Mount Bromo volcano towards Lumajang LUMAJANG - Ash clouds exhausted by the most recent small eruptions of the Mount Bromo volcano still find their way into the direction of the district of Lumajang, East Java province. "The direction of the wind is still northwestern, which brings the ash clouds in that direction," said Mulyono, head of the observation post for the Bromo volcano.

Until this moment, the volcano is exhausting ash clouds with heights up to 400 to 800 meters above the crater of the volcano. These ash clouds are exhausted because the volcano is still active, even though the alert status of the volcano has been lowered earlier this month. Tremors inside the volcano have an amplitude of 8 to 30 millimeters.

According to a spokesperson of the Center of Volcanology and Geological Disasters PVMBG there is no reason to increase the alert status of the volcano to the highest level again, like this was the case between November 24 and December 5. Residents and visitors however are advised to keep a safe distance to the crater of the volcano.

The exhaust of volcanic material like ash can cause health problems as well, warned the spokesperson. In 14 of the 21 areas of the district of Lumajang, ashfall has been reported. In some areas the ash is so thick that the harvest has been lost. In the village of Argosari, at least 132 hectares of agricultural land has been damaged by the ashfall.


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Posted in Volcanoes @ 19 December 2010 10:03 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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