Ijen Crater Issues Toxic Gas, Tourists Are Urged To Be More Vigilant
Banyuwangi January 16, 2020
The Ijen Crater tourist site located within the borders of Banyuwangi and Bondowoso regencies in East Java emits poison gas since two days ago. For this reason, tourists and coal miners are expected to be vigilant and not go down into the crater at night because this poisonous gas appears at night.
“Toxic gases began to take place on January 13, 2020, these two days. Information from the PVMBG was strengthened by friends in the field who were at the time of the task above,” explained Sigit
He asked tourists who will see the Blue Flame did not go down at the bottom of the Crater because it is very dangerous.
“It is very dangerous to breathe this poison gas,” he added
This natural event was triggered by heavy rains a few days ago in the mountains of Ijen. high rainfall intensity coupled with sub-optimal irradiation of light can cause the emergence of toxic gases.
“A few days ago, the rain continued to fall and very little sunlight. So that the evaporation process is reduced,” he added.
In order not to cause casualties, the manager of the Ijen Crater Nature Park has issued an appeal to visitors and miners not to go down to the bottom of the crater. The emphasis of the appeal was directed at the visitors so as not to approach the blue fire.
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