Mount Kelud calms down

The Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has downgraded the alert level for Mount Kelud, and allowed villagers evacuated from the slopes of the mountain to return to their homes. Since I can’t translate Indonesian, I can’t give you the full technical details, but it seems that there have been two major developments since the intense seismicity of two weekends ago:

Before everyone gets too comfortable, though, the soothsayers are still predicting an eruption within the next week. One of them apparently feeds the spirit of the mountain coffee. What a waste.

Categories: geohazards, volcanoes

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