Tremor at East Java’s Mount Ijen triggers isolated tsunami, killing one

first_imgA sulfur miner was killed when volcanic activity at Mount Ijen in East Java released poisonous gas and triggered a 3-meter wave in a natural lake situated within the volcano’s crater on Friday afternoon.The tremor occurred within the mountain at 12:30, resulting in toxic air and an isolated wave from the lake in the crater, kompas.com reported.The wave that was formed in the wake of the volcanic activity recorded on Friday qualified as a tsunami, according to Indonesian tsunami expert Widjo Kongko. He explained that several lakes, such as Lake Toba in North Sumatra and Lake Poso in Central Sulawesi, were formed following a series of volcanic events similar to the one that occurred on Mount Ijen.Widjo called on the East Java Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) to conduct research into volcanic activities in the region and formulate robust mitigation plans, such as setting up early warning systems, to prevent further losses and damage in the event of a seiche.“The development of a tourist destination around any lake must be done in accordance with disaster mitigation principles,” he said.Mount Ijen has been popular among tourists for its turquoise sulfur lake, as well as a natural phenomenon dubbed the ‘blue fire’.According to experts, the blue fire results from the crater’s sulfuric gas igniting as it emerges and comes into contact with the air, without producing smoke. (rfa)Topics : He said a tsunami typically occurred when activities at the bottom of an ocean, gulf or lake disturbed the column of water on the surface.“[A tsunami] may be triggered by an earthquake, landslide or volcanic activity. The phenomenon recorded in the lake within Mount Ijen’s crater is an example of a tsunami,” Widjo said on Monday.He went on to say that the wave that occurred on Friday was known among experts as a seiche.“Water oscillations or waves caused by tremors fall into the seiche category,” Widjo said.last_img read more

Gold Coast cottage on the market

first_img62 Tabilban Street, Burleigh Heads.Mr Henderson said it was becoming harder to nab original 50s and 60s style houses on the Gold Coast. “There’s so much new development — houses, duplexes and units — that we’re seeing less and less of these sorts of homes,” he said.“Due to the age of the Gold Coast, if you were a couple who built a house on the Coast in the 50s or 60s you’re going to be fairly old now which forces a transition out of the house.“That’s basically what we’re seeing.” 62 Tabilban Street, Burleigh Heads.“There’s always interest in these houses with a lot of family history,” Mr Henderson said.“A couple built this house in the 50s and their kids grew up there.“It’s been well maintained throughout the years.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago62 Tabilban Street, Burleigh Heads. 62 Tabilban Street, Burleigh Heads.He said owner-occupiers were the most common buyers of these types of properties.The property is going to auction on January 23 at John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach’s Hot Summer Auction Event.center_img 62 Tabilban Street, Burleigh Heads.The four-bedroom house is on a 728sq m corner block and features 36.2m of street frontage.“It’s a lovely corner block and it’s got plenty of future potential,” Mr Henderson said.“There are hardwood timber floors underneath the lino and carpet so I think most people would pull the lino and carpet up straight away.” 62 Tabilban Street, Burleigh Heads is going to auction on January 23.A RETRO Gold Coast cottage held in the same family for 60 years is set to go under the hammer this month.Luke Henderson of John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach is marketing the deceased estate at 62 Tabilban Street, Burleigh Heads. last_img read more