Thursday, March 7, 2013

Volcano Erupts, Tangkuban Parahu Closed for Public

TEMPO Interactive, Bandung, West Java: After spewing ash on February 21, Mount Tangkuban Parahu has been erupting since 4 March. The tourist area is now closed to the public.

Head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency of West Bandung, Maman Sulaiman, said the government had put up banners prohibiting visitors from entering the Tangkuban Parahu tourist site.

"Today (Wednesday, March 6) there was an eruption between 05.09 pm and 6:08 pm local time," said Surono, the head of the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency at the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources.,20130307-465681,uk.html