Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Sleeping or a Napping Giant?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Sleeping or a Napping Giant?

Mount Agung’s New Found Calm May Signal Either a Return to Dormancy or a Coming Eruption


Bali News: Bali, Mount Agung, PVMBG, Devy Kamil Syahbana, Mount Mepati, SO2, Mount Galeras
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/3/2017)

The head of the Central Agency for the Mitigation of Geological Disasters (PVMBG), Devy Kamil Syahbana, says the Mount Agung Volcano has suddenly become quieter as compared to its recent period of intensified seismic activity.

As reported by Metrobali.com, Devy said the newfound calm might mean that the molten lava that has made its way from deep below the mountain to the surface of the crater has hardened and solidified. Explaining that once lava is exposed above ground to the atmosphere it will quickly cool and harden. Thus if lava resides for an extended period in the crater is will both thicken and harden over time.

“If (the lava) hardens its mobility also decreases,” explained Devy on Sunday, December 3, 2017, during an interview at the Mount Agung Observation Post at Rendang, Karangasem.

He went on to explain that the question has now become whether or not the upward march of the lava has slowed because the mountain has depleted its energy source or is the lava's pathway is only blocked momentarily by lava that has hardened into a crust.

Based on the recent experience of Mount Rinjani in Lombok, Devy related how, following an eruption of that volcano, he climbed to the peak to take lava samples. Saying: “I once climbed Rinjani to gather a lava sample a few hours – less than 24 hours - after an actual eruption. The lava had already begun to cool. How the lava cools depends on the surrounding atmosphere.”

Continuing to relate his experience with Mount Rinjani, based on the measurements of sulfur dioxide (SO2) found within the mountain’s lava he detected a dramatic decrease in that gas – amounting to a 20x reduction than the SO2 present during the eruption.

The reduction of SO2 can happen when the energy driving the eruption has dissipated or then the lava channels have somehow become blocked and can portend a coming eruption.

Measurement done at Mount Galeras in Mexico just below it erupted also showed reduced levels of SO2 at the mountain’s peak. Merpati in Central Java also showed reduced levels of SO2 in 2010 prior to a major eruption.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Advanced Dance Lessons for Healing Fingers
12-Day Comprehensive Massage Course from Jari Menari September 17-24, 2018
(1/21/2018)
Welcome the Earth Dog!
The Laguna at Nusa Dua Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year with Banquets and High Teas February 9 – 17, 2018
(1/21/2018)
Incorrect Rectal Retention
Russian Tourist Caught with Commercial Quantities of Hashish at Bali’s Airport
(1/21/2018)
An Evening of Music Not to be Missed
An Evening of World Class Piano, Viola, and Voice at Padma Resort Legian on Sunday, February 4, 2018
(1/21/2018)
When Indonesia’s Dragons Become Too Popular
Beyond Bali: Government to Set Maximum Visitor Limits in 2018 at Komodo National Park
(1/21/2018)
COMO Uma Canggu to Open in February 2018
Bali Property will be the 14th COMO Property Worldwide and First Seaside Resort Among 3 Island Properties
(1/21/2018)
‘Oh!’ said Pooh.
Bali Zoo Home to a Newborn Honey Bear
(1/21/2018)
Construction Zone Ahead
Underpass Update: Expect Delays on Northbound Travel Between Jimbaran and Bali Airport During January-February 2018
(1/21/2018)
ARTOTEL for Hope
ARTOTEL Sanur Raises Funds for Bali’s Schizophrenia Community.
(1/21/2018)
25 Years of Helping the Community
Join the 25th Anniversary of Rotary Club Nusa Dua on Saturday, February 3, 2018
(1/21/2018)
No Parking in the Name of the Law!
Additional Steps Underway to Ensure Compliance with New Traffic and Parking Rules in Ubud, Bali
(1/21/2018)
Return to the Elements
Ubud Prepares for Royal Cremation on Friday, March 2, 2018 of Anak Agung Niang Agung
(1/21/2018)
All [News]!