Metrotvnews.com, Ternate: Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku Sunday (18/12), still show volcanic activity. The volcano is still spitting out thick white smoke as high as 50 -100 meters, and level III status is still idle.
Although already started to show decline in activity, but data on the post seismograph monitors earthquake tremor was recorded continuously with an amplitude of 0.5 to one millimeter. In addition there are earthquakes gust 15 times since 0:00 until 6:00 pm CDT by between 15-85 seconds long.
At about 06:00 until 10:00 CET, the peak observed visually crater belching white smoke as high as between 50-100 meters thick.
Meanwhile, as many as 2600 people still persist in some refugee camps. They will be returned if the condition of the mountain is in a safe condition. The atmosphere in the city of Ternate still relatively favorable. Residents still normal activity. However, residents are encouraged to not perform activities within a distance of 2500 meters from the crater of the mountain .(****)