Current state of Mount Tambora

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Bima (NTB)—Issues that erupted on the alert status of Mount Tambora, should be revisited. During this past week, reporters MN down directly to the area around the foot of Mount Tambora to identify the extent to which the truth of these issues. According to Nurdin, one of the villagers Kawinda To’i (one villageat the foot of Mount Tambora), issue the increased activity came from climbing the mountain is done by some local residents, an estimated three weeks ago. In the ascent, they witnessed theconditions in the crater of Mount Tambora is different than usual.Among these changes is surface water on the Moti La Halo (lake inthe crater of Mount Tambora) were considered decreased / low tide. While the point of explosion in the crater of Mount Tamborachildren, also found to have migrated. In addition, peaks which are usually shrouded in thick fog, when it looks so bright that the water level in Moti La Halo are usually difficult to see, when it’s actuallyvisible.
“Under the circumstances that witnessed at the time, they up-load directly to the internet. Every few days, news came in one national television as saying in the alert status of Mount Tambora. We as citizens residing in the area of the foot of the mountain, became confused by the reports, because so far none of the signs of increased activity of Mount Tambora, “said Nurdin.
This was in line with the statement Kawinda To’i Village Head, Dedy MT. According to him, signs of increased activity of Mount Tambora volcano like this, such as decreasing water discharge on the river that passes through the mountainside, will be a massive displacement of fauna groups who had been living at the summit and on the slopes, as well as an earthquake, although in small scale.
“We’ve known of Mount Tambora hereditary. All the symptoms that showed increased activity of the volcano, until now there has been no sign that we have today, “said Dedy.
Moti’s alleged decline in the surface and the migration of La Hello points Tambora explosion in the crater of children, one of the guide (the guide of Mount Tambora) are reluctant dikorankan his name, said that the surface Moti La Halo has not changed at all.
“Last time I did the climb on Mount Tambora was a few days before Eid yesterday. The news about the decrease in surface Moti La Hello, it’s not true. As for the migration of point explosion in one of the crater, it is common and has happened so often in the presence of post-eruption of Mount Tambora, “he said.
Previously, Associate Engineer of Geological Heryadi Grace asks people not to climb Mount Tambora, in connection with the increased frequency of volcanic earthquakes and seismic tremors in the mountain that lies between Bima and Dompu District – NTB’s.
Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has recently raised the status of the three mountains in Nusa Tenggara, including Tambora to level II or alert.
While Head of Mining and Energy West Nusa Tenggara Province, Eko Bambang Sutedjo states, there are four levels of the status of the volcano – the lowest level I is normal, level II is alert, level III is idle, and level IV the most dangerous is alert.
Eko is also explained, although now the status of Mount Tambora rising level of alarm, but it did not include the dangerous category.”Not to endanger the surrounding community, so it has not been necessary to evacuate,” said Eko in the confirmation MN, Friday (2 / 9) in Mataram. He also asked people not affected by the issues that can unsettle them. Eco asserts, people around the Tambora not need to evacuate.
Eko reveals, there is a national media that proclaim the status of Tambora rose again to a level of alert, so that people who live there become restless. “News alert status Tambora so it’s not true.Activity of volcanic earthquakes and tremors are still as of 30 August 2011. No increased frequency of earthquakes mean, so the status of Tambora remain vigilant, “he explained.
On Monday, August 29, 2011 then, the Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation recorded 14 volcanic earthquakes and seismic tremor in continuing with a maximum of 5-8 mm in amplitodo Rambora. Meanwhile Tuesday, August 30, 2011, occurred 7 and 2 volcanic earthquakes in the shallow volcanic earthquake.
Heryadi said the quake tremors constantly with an amplitude of 5-8 mm that occurred at Tambora, are relatively small. Earthquake tremors are still there to this day. “We recommend the public to remain calm and not triggered the eruption of the issue, and the local government to coordinate with the observation post,” he said.
Monitoring MN teams in the region up to the foot of Mount Tambora ago Lebaran H-1, showed no indication of increased activity of Mount Tambora, let alone that leads to the possibility of re-eruption of the mountain which was recorded as a modifier is the world’s climate.
Likewise also said, Head Drs H Arifuddin Tambora, on Sunday (4 / 9). He said none of the evacuated residents Tambora as reported by one of the national media. Precisely the contrary people still. “And until today (Tuesday, 6 / 9), no one has felt such a natural phenomenon,” he said. (Team)


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