PVMBG reported that the number of earthquakes at Awu had risen significantly on 11 May and remained elevated through 14 May; a downward trend in seismicity became evident on 21 May. Earthquake hypocenters were located at depths between 1 and 2 km. The Alert Level was lowered to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 14 June; residents and tourists were advised to stay 4 km away from the crater.
Based on visual analysis, instrumental and the potential danger of the threat, the activity level of the Awu volcano is reduced from LEVEL III (Siaga) to LEVEL II (Waspada) since June 14, 2016 12h00.
Intensive monitoring and evaluation of the level of activity and risk of eruption of G. Awu continues. If there is a significant change in volcanic activity, the level of activity and its recommendations can be reviewed and modified in accordance with the level of threat.
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June 23 , 2016. Awu , Indonesia :
Elevation 1320 m
Source : GVP , PVMBG.
Photo : Mapio