BALI. Volcanic activity of Mount Agung in Karangasem Regency, Bali Province shows high activity. Indication of magma movement to the surface continues, causing volcanic earthquakes to occur frequently.

“From 6:00 to 12:00 yesterday, the Great Volcano Observer Post recorded 144 times volcanic earthquake and 10 times shallow volcanic earthquake, “said Bagas, Volunteers of Rumah Zakat.

Although the status of Mount Agung is still alert, and local authorities have not instructing citizens to evacuate, but volcanic activity continues took place made people take the initiative to evacuate. Temporary data from Pusdalops BPBD Bali, about 1,259 people have been displaced.

This citizen initiative is due to their vigilance, given the eruption that happened in 1963 caused 1,148 people died and 296 injured.

“Residents are trying to be vigilant so that when big eruption to return, there is no casualties” Bagas said.

Since last Thursday (21/09), Volunteers of Rumah Zakat joined as Advance teams are already on site and coordinating with local BPBD about the condition of Gunung Agung’s activity, besides the volunteers as well do data collection, establishment of tent for evacuation post, support for public kitchen and support for the establishment of Command Post.

“At present the need for refuges is goods logistics, public kitchen and transportation equipment ” Bagas said.

Newsroom / Lailatul Istikhomah

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