Vice President Ma'ruf Conveys Sad News Before Flying To Bali For The Victims Of The Eruption Of Mount Semeru
Vice President Ma'ruf Amin (Photo: Antara)

JAKARTA - Vice President, Ma'ruf Amin, expressed his concern about the natural disaster of the eruption of Mount Semeru in East Java.

The vice president expressed his concern during his working visit to Bali, Sunday, December 5.

"First, of course, we are very concerned about this incident and share in the suffering experienced by the people affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru, and also the victims", said Vice President Ma'ruf.

The vice president also conveyed his condolences to the people whose family members were victims of the eruption.

"To the family, I offer my condolences and I hope they will be given the patience to face the calamity", said the vice president.

The vice president appealed to all communities around Mount Semeru to increase awareness and carry out disaster mitigation from an early age against various natural disasters.

"People should be vigilant, so they can avoid victims as early as possible, and also for officers to anticipate to minimize every disaster", he said as quoted by Antara.

Mount Semeru, the highest mountain on the island of Java, has erupted with lava and roars since Friday, December 3.

Head of the Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Budi Lelono, said the eruption was related to high rainfall around the mountain peak, This causes the lava lip to collapse and trigger an eruption.

"It seems that there is indeed a connection with high rainfall, causing the lava lip to collapse, thus triggering an eruption or avalanche of hot clouds", said Eko.

According to Eko, the eruption of Mount Semeru could be caused by external factors, namely high rainfall.

This is assessed based on the record of relatively low seismicity and the activation of magma and material supply since November, and from December 1-3, there has been no significant change.

 


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