Haze Update 23 July 2013: 19 Hotspots Detected in Malaysia

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As expected, the air quality in several areas in Malaysia deteriorated since yesterday. To add fuel to fire, reports say that even more fires in Sumatra were detected.

On Sunday, 261 hot spots were recorded in central Sumatra. 159 were recorded the previous day. This number is based on data downloaded from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A total of 19 hotspots were detected in Malaysia with Johor having the most (7 areas). Kelantan and Pahang have 4 areas each with a unhealthy API readings while Perak had two areas. Both Selangor and Sabah reported one area each with unhealthy readings.

API readings for Bukit Rambai in Malacca and Cheras on Sunday were around 100. As of yesterday, that number had gone up to 119 and 110. The API reading in Banting (Selangor) is also at 110. Muar recorded an API reading of 100.

Story from: The New Straits Times

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