More than 1,200 people were evacuated from three villages close to the Gunung Egon on Flores Island.
The evacuation began this Sunday, January 17th at 7am local, due to strong sulfur odors emanating from the volcano, according BPBD. The displaced are hosted in the market of Natakoli and the hall of the Matitara district head office. About 2,000 masks were distributed to residents of southern Egon.
The alert remains at level 3, established on January 13 by the PVMBG, and new evacuations are possible, depending on future directions.
Source: Jakarta Post & RSOE
Other ongoing eruptions in Indonesia continue at their own rythm, at Sinabung and Bromo, where the ashes continue to fall in the Tengger caldera.
In Chile, the volcano Copahue system remains in a metastable equilibrium, following the interaction between a magma body, apparently of small dimensions, and the surface hydrothermal system, which is marked by a constant emission of ash.
The alert level remains at Amarilla, with an exclusion zone of 1.5 km around the crater El Agrio.
Sources: SERNAGEOMIN & Onemi