PVMBG warns fishermen to stay away from Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

PVMBG warns fishermen to stay away from Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

March 5, 2019– Mary Greeley News – TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) issued an official warning for fishermen in its vicinity to avoid approaching Mount Anak Krakatau after a string of volcanic activities was detected generated by the mountain.

The mountain that had initially calmed significantly is now considered to be adequately active since late February 2019.

According to a member of the Mount Anak Krakatau observation post, Deni Mardiono, urged local residents living and engaged in activities in the mountain’s vicinity to keep a safe distance. He suggests that Anak Krakatau’s sudden seismic activities could possibly be accompanied by a sudden eruption that can be catastrophic.

PVMBG warns fishermen to stay away from Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

“Mount Anak Krakatau is still active and shows seismic activities followed by an eruption. We ask residents conducting activities in its vicinity to keep a safe distance,” he said.

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According to Deni, the closest safe distance from the mountain’s crater is at the five-kilometer perimeter. On February 28, the PVMBG detected 18 volcanic seismic activities coming from Anak Krakatau and 9 local tectonic earthquakes, and two distant tectonic quakes.

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