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Indonesia Natural Disaster Alert

Updated on 28 July 2019

The Situation:

Indonesian authorities issued a flight alert notice after the Tangkuban Parahu volcano

erupted near Bandung on Friday, 26 July. The eruptions, which lasted about five and a half

minutes sent ash 200m into the air affecting an area one to two kilometers around the

volcano’s craters.

The orange Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) alert issued by the Energy and

Mineral Resources Ministry’s Geological Agency indicates that volcanic ash particles are

still lingering 1,000 feet above the crater of the volcano, which is located about 18 mi/ 30

km north of Bandung. The VONA alert also shows that volcanic ash clouds are heading to

south and north-east directions.

Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Centre (PVMBG) continues to

evaluate impacts of the eruption in the volcano whose alert is still set at normal grade of

Level I presently. The PVMBG has made a statement based on analysis that further

eruptions of this 2,084-meter high volcano might possibly occur as ongoing tremors are

still being recorded as of 28 July 2019.

Possible Effects:

  • Tremors and further eruptions

  • Cancelled/delayed flights due to ash cloud

  • Poor air quality due to ash

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Check with airline for possible flight delays or cancellations

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Keep electronics charged

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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