Mt. Kelud’s Volcanic Activity No Longer Dangerous

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Condition of Mount Kelud after eruption at Kediri, East Java on Monday (17/2). Tempo/Aris Novia Hidayat

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Chief of Kediri Disaster Management, Masykuri, ensured that the volcanic activity in Mount Kelud is no longer dangerous. If the condition remains stable, the status can improve in four-day time.

Masykuri explained that the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster noted a significant drop in volcanic activity. Therefore, he believed that Mount Kelud status will reach alert status on Thursday or Friday.

Moreover, long-shot camera observation recently captured the image of parking lot at the top of the mountain, mostly covered in stones and gravel. Masykuri added that the erupted gravel has less potential of disrupting agricultural product. However, the volcanic ashes from Kelud “might have a different effect.”

HARI TRI WASONO