Mount Tangkuban Perahu Eruption: One of the volcanic mountains that is still active in Indonesia, namely Tangkuban Perahu Mountain, located in West Bandung, Indonesia, suddenly burst its volcanic ash up to a height of 200 meters. In the afternoon of Friday around 16:00 West Indonesia Time (7/26/2019). Instantly the community and visitors who are around the crater area of Mount Tangkuban Perahu are running around to save themselves. The monitoring officer from the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVBMG) Ilham Mardikaryanta said that until 16:15 WIB, the eruption process was still ongoing.
“Now it is still conducting evacuations for visitors and the community above,” Ilham said when contacted on Friday (7/26/2019).
Previously, the volcanic activity of Mount Tangkuban Perahu was monitored again on Monday (7/22/2019). Based on the visual observation of the volcano PVBMG is clear and has occurred around 500 times the earthquake that is estimated to trigger a surge in seismic activity of Mount Tangkuban Perahu until it finally erupts and gives off volcanic ash is quite high. (Source : Travel.detik.com)
The main crater smoke is weak to moderate pressure and is observed to be white with moderate to thick intensity. From the results of PVMBG seismographs recorded on July 21, 2019 it was observed that there were 425 Blowing earthquakes. Meanwhile, there were 2 tremors of Harmonic Tremors, 3 times of Low Frequency earthquake, 3 times of Volcanic earthquakes Within and 3 times of Far Tectonic earthquakes.
Currently the activity of visiting the surrounding crater of Mount Tangkuban Perahu is closed with a safe radius, as well as the surrounding community who have now been evacuated to safe areas to avoid any eruption activities and possible seismic events related to the Eruption of Tangkuban Perahu Mountain.
Behind the story of Eruption Tangkuban Perahu Mountain, there are interesting things that you need to know related to the uniqueness of Tangkuban Perahu Mountain which is famous as one of the volcano vaporit tourist sites for local tourists and foreign tourists.
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Following are the facts of Tangkuban Perahu Mountain which are summarized from various sources:
1. Folk Story “Tangkuban Perahu Legend”
Tangkuban Perahu Mountain is related to the Sangkuriang legend. It was told, Sangkuriang fell in love with his biological mother, Dayang Sumbi and wanted to marry her. In order to thwart this desire, Dayang Sumbi also gave a request to make a lake and a boat overnight. When Sangkuraing’s business failed, he was angry and kicked the boat upside down. That boat is now the Tangkuban Perahu mountain.
2. Tourist attractions
Because of its beauty, Tangkuban Perahu is also a tourist destination in Bandung, West Java. The entry ticket is varied, on weekdays the price of local tourist tickets is pegged at Rp 20,000 per person, then foreign tourists Rp 200,000 per person. Meanwhile, the price of tickets when the local tourist holiday Tangkuban Perahu is pegged at Rp. 30,000 per person. Meanwhile, foreign or foreign tourists Rp. 300,000 per person.
3. Mountain Still Active
Although as often as people visit as a tourist spot, Tangkuban Perahu is still an active volcano. This can be seen from the signs of the emergence of sulfur gas and hot water sources at the foot of the mountain so that on Friday the Tangkuban Perahu Mountain erupted.
4. Tangkuban Perahu sulfur
Sulfur in Tangkuban Perahu is considered to have benefits for skin health. In fact, some traders often sell sulfur for sale.