He said the volcanic ash cloud drifted in the northeastward direction following the wind that blew softly toward the east and northeast.
The column of smoke was visible from the main monitoring center in Tansh Ampo located some 22 kilometers away.
The PVMBG noted that based on the monitoring reports made once in six hours from 6 a.m. to noon, the volcano, considered to be sacred by the local Hindus, was still showing signs of volcanic activity.
The mountain was recorded to have erupted once, with an amplitude of 26 millimeters, for 120 seconds, emitting a gust thrice, causing low-intensity tremors four times, and shallow volcanic tremors thrice.
Due to the unceasing activity of the volcano, the PVMBG has banned people from entering an eight- to 10-kilometer radius from the crater's peak, beyond which activities can be carried out safely and normally.