Anak Krakatau Ready to Blow

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Mount Anak Krakatau, located in the waters of the Sunda Strait continues to demonstrate its activity with two or alert level status. While Dempo still active volcano normal.

In addition to experiencing seismicity, Mount Anak Krakatau also continue to release heavy smoke rising to a height of 600-700 meter.

Dari information compiled in the Post Monitor Mount Anak Krakatau in the Village Pasauran, Cinangka, Serang, seismic activity of Mount Krakatoa’s Child cover shallow volcanic earthquake ( VA), volcanic earthquakes in the (VB), earthquake tremors, and a gust of every day on average to reach 100-300 times a day.

Even during July 2010, seismic activity of the volcano reaches 4228 times, including as many as 717 times the shallow volcanic earthquake (VA), volcanic earthquakes in 2269 (VB), 1 time earthquake tremors, and the 1181 blast. With the activity of Mount Anak Krakatau, as many as six officers of Post Monitoring Mount Anak Krakatau in the Village Pasauran, since Tuesday (26/10), has stepped up its monitoring by visiting Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait waters.

In addition to physical changes in mountain view, the monitoring carried out to control the conditions of the mountain or seismograph monitors mounted. Head of Post Monitoring Mount Anak Krakatau, Anton Tripambudi said, with the alert status, the Post Monitor Mount Anak Krakatau has recommended that people either fishermen or tourists not to get closer to the Son of Krakatoa was a distance of 2 km.

“For safety, we call for fishermen and tourists are not coming to the mountain,” he said yesterday. An observer at the Monitoring Post Mount Anak Krakatau, Sikin, say, the activity of the volcano eruption has been issued since 27 October. “More importantly, do not get too close, the closest in a radius of 4 kilometers from the mountain. I went to the location, many materials such as stone falling to the sea from the mountain, “he said.

However, residents have not terganggudenganaktivitasGunung AnakKrakatau.”Disiniaman-safe only. There was no panic residents arising from activities of the mountain, “said Esah, 40, a resident of the Village Bandulu, Anyer subdistrict, Serang regency. He pleaded not been influence by volcanic activity because people no longer hear the sound letusan.Menurut Esah, Mount Anak Krakatau in 2008 and then never make a sound eruption of the volcano.

Dempo Volcano

Meanwhile, the status of Dempo volcano in Pagaralam City, South Sumatra, is still active normal or level I, although it is reported to have suffered dozens of volcanic and tectonic earthquakes. “It’s about a dozen times of volcanic and tectonic earthquakes occur even with relatively small capacity that is not so affected by the condition of Dempo volcano that previously never been on alert status to level II in 2008 or last, “said Chief Postal Dempo Volcano Monitoring, Slamet, in Pagaralam, yesterday.

He stated, based on data recorded on the seismograph equipment at Dempo Volcano, on Tuesday (26/10) six times the earthquake, both volcanic and tektonik.Pada Wednesday (27/10), six times the volcanic earthquakes at Mount Dempo Fire it. Especially after Mount Merapi erupts, supervision over Dempo volcano continues.

“But the monitors have difficulty seeing changes in the volcano it is physically remember almost every day shrouded in thick fog, especially when it entered the rainy season,” he said. Some time ago a team from Bandung and officers Dempo Volcano additional recording device installed at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level to assist if the tape recorder mounted on the top of the mountain was broken.

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