<< Bali’s Mount Agung erupts again on 17/Mar/2019, Alert level remains the same >>

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保佑…南Bali無感覺….

巴厘島的阿貢山尚未完全安靜下來,昨天早上(17/Mar/2019)分別於上午8點和上午10點30分記錄了兩次火山爆發。據當地報導,這兩次噴發都伴隨著高達500-600米的灰柱,儘管沒有灰雨的報導。
兩天前,即3月15日星期五晚上,類似的火山爆發導致四個附近的村莊-卡蘭加塞姆的
Ban,Sukadana,West Tianyar和East Tianyar--暴露在灰雨中。

儘管阿貢的隆隆聲,Panca Wali Krama--一個每十年發生一次的罕見系列儀式-仍然按
計劃繼續在火山南部山麓的Besakih Temple。距離火山隕石坑大約五到六公里處,印度
教寺廟建築坐落在阿貢的危險區域之外,距離印度尼西亞火山中心(PVMBG)火山口半徑
4公里。

儀式部長Aji Ngurah Putu在接受巴厘島郵報採訪時證實,儘管兩次火山爆發已經發生,
但它們並未影響儀式的進展,旨在重新平衡島上的自然環境。

巴厘島最高峰的警戒狀態仍處於III級待命狀態,是四級中的第二高,因此,仍然不允許
徒步爬上阿貢。此外,PVMBC還敦促生活在火山上游河流周圍的社區保持警惕,以防止雨
水流入的潛在次要威脅。

East Bali’s Mount Agung is yet to quieten down completely, with two volcanic eruptions recorded yesterday morning (Sun, March, 17) at 8am and 10:30am respectively.

According to local reports, both eruptions were accompanied by ash columns as high as 500-600 meters, though there have been no accounts of ash rain.

Two days earlier, on the evening of Fri, March 15, a similar volcanic flare-up had caused four nearby villages—Ban, Sukadana, West Tianyar and East Tianyar in Karangasem—to be exposed to ash rain.

At about five to six kilometers from the volcano’s crater, the Hindu temple complex sits at what is considered safely outside of Agung’s danger zone—set currently at a radius of four kilometers from the crater by Indonesia’s volcanology center (PVMBG).

Talking to Bali Post, Aji Ngurah Putu, the secretary of ceremony, confirmed that even though the two eruptions had occurred, they did not affect the progress of the ritual, which is intended to rebalance the island’s natural environment.

The alert status of Bali’s highest peak remains at Level III aka standby, the second highest of the four levels, and, as such, hiking up Agung is still not permitted.

In addition, the PVMBC have urged communities living around rivers upstream of the volcano to stay alert as to the potential secondary threat of rain lava flows.

Peter Pan