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The Hill is Alive, Stay Off It!

Volcanologists Warn Mount Agung Remains Unsuitable and Unstable for Climbing Expeditions
The Center for Geologic Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) has voiced its disappointment that many people are ignoring the continuing alert status for the Mount Agung and putting their lives at risk by climbing the still active volcano.

As reported by Beritabali.com, continuous monitoring of Mount Agung by the Government shows that an area of 4-kilometers radius from the volcano’s crater remains unsafe for human habitation and activities such as mountain climbing.

Dr. Devi Kamil Syahbana, the head of PVMBG for the eastern region said on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, “We regret that there are those who are climbing to the peak of Mount Agung.”

Continuing, Dr. Syahbana said that although the volcanic activity of Mount Agung has declined, the situation has not completely stabilized and the potential of an eruption remains. The PVMBG official called on the public to practice patience and refrain from climbing the mountain until the volcano can once again be declared “normal.”

(Image Courtesy of Penny Williams, Bali Asli)

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