Mount Semeru it burst again and gave off hot clouds. Thousands of residents are now displaced in various places.
The eruption of Semeru occurred around Sunday (4/12) at 02.46 WIB with an ash column 1,500 meters high above the mountain top, approximately 5,176 meters above sea level. The ash column was observed to be medium to thick gray in the southeast and south. This eruption was recorded on a seismograph with a maximum amplitude of 35 mm and a duration of 0 seconds.
Below are the facts about the Semeru eruption:
1. Mount Semeru’s status has risen to level 4
The PVMBG of the ESDM Geological Agency has raised the status of Mount Semeru from Alert to Warning. The increase from alert level 3 to level 4 begins this afternoon.
Reported by detikJateng, the status increase starts at 12.00 WIB. Geological Agency PVMBG chief Hendra Gunawan advised against any activity within an 8 km radius of Mount Semeru’s summit.
“There is no activity within an 8km radius of the summit, and sectoral southeast (Besuk Kobokan and Kali Lanang) up to 19km from the summit. An official letter to raise the status will be presented immediately,” Hendra said Gunawan in a written statement.
2. Warm clouds at Silver Gladak Bridge
Semeru Hot Cloud (APG) touched Gladak Perak Bridge at Sumber Wuluh, Candipuro. The Gladak Perak bridge was even broken by the eruption of Mount Semeru.
This surge occurred on 4th December 2021. Hori, a resident and community leader in Sumber Wuluh village, near the Gladak Perak bridge location, said APG had reached Gladak Perak at 12:00 WIB.
“1200 till Gladak Perak. If the current situation is current, I dare not look again. Been there, avoiding APG,” he said as reported by detikJatim, Sunday (4/12/2022).
According to him, as of 13.14 WIB, the situation in the hamlet closest to Gladak Perak was devoid of residents. There has been an evacuation notice from Pemkab and BPBD Lumajang so that residents evacuate immediately.
“It’s empty. I also left the house, scared of the hot clouds,” said Hori.
The Gladak Perak suspension bridge in Sumber Wuluh village, Candipuro, Lumajang was broken after being affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru on December 4, 2021. The 120m long bridge connects Lumajang and Malang regencies.
Read more on the next page
Watch the video “Arboreal atmosphere due to volcanic ash from Mount Semeru”: