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26 Jul 2019 | 01:15 PM UTC

Indonesia: Tangkuban Parahu volcano erupts near Bandung July 26

Indonesia News Alert

Tangkuban Parahu volcano erupts near Bandung on July 26; additional eruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Makassar). COUNTRY/REGION West Java province

Event

Tangkuban Parahu volcano erupted on Friday, July 26. The eruption caused ash to reach a height of about 200 meters (656 ft) above the peak. Authorities have advised to keep a 1.5 km (1 mi) distance from the volcano. While no evacuations were issued, authorities did warn of the possibility of additional eruptions in the coming several hours and days.

Context

Tangkuban Parahu volcano is located at 30 km (18.6 mi) from Bandung, the capital of West Java Province.

Advice

Individuals present in the affected area are advised to avoid the vicinity of the volcano, monitor the situation, adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and wear respiratory masks and covering clothing to protect skin from ashfall.

 

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