The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazards (PVMBG) flew a drone over Mount Agung's crater in Bali on Thursday to analyze ash clouds and volcanic activity after the volcano erupted on Tuesday.
A large Ai 450 drone was flown and controlled from a field near the volcano in Karangasem Regency. PVMBG drone team member Umar Rusadi said the drone is larger than the Ai 300 used on previous missions.
The drone is equipped with a sensor capable of detecting chemical substances, such as sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, to allow the team to examine the activity.
By Ganug Nugroho Adi
Seven districts in Surakarta, Central Java, have declared an emergency alert status for flooding and landslides after high intensity rainfall in the area, which has caused the level of Bengawan Solo River to rise over the past week.
Surakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) executive chairman Gatot Sutanto predicted that we would see heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds until the end of February.
He said the agency had established three disaster emergency alert posts in three different locations.
The Jakarta Post
Denpasar, Bali | Wed, November 22, 2017 | 12:49 pm
Volcanic ash has fallen onto a number of villages surrounding Mount Agung in Bali following an eruption at the island's tallest volcano on Tuesday afternoon, less than a month after the alert level was lowered.
At least five villages were affected by the ash, including Pidpid, Nawakerti, Bukit Galah, Sebudi and Abang Village. The villages are located within the danger zone of the volcano, kompas.com reported.
By Arya Dipa
Dozens of students of state elementary school SD Bojongasih 1 in Dayeuhkolot district, Bandung regency, West Java, have been forced to hold their lessons in the hall of the Bojongasih village office as flooding has affected the area.
“Our school is flooded,” the school’s principal Cucu Siti Nurohmah said on Thursday.
By Apriadi Gunawan
A flood that hit several areas in North Sumatra a few days ago has forced thousands of residents to leave their homes for temporary shelters.
In the provincial capital of Medan, hundreds of homes were evacuated in Aur subdistrict, Medan Maimon district, early morning on Tuesday.
Floodwater one meter in depth inundated the houses.
A subdistrict official, Yahdi Sabil, said the flooding was caused by an overflow of the Deli River, following heavy downpour in the past few days.