Saturday, 22 February 2020

Mount Merapi Spews Numerous Ash Clouds



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta Mount Merapi is observably increasing its activity by producing ash clouds and lava flows on Monday, February 18, which has affected a 1-kilometer radius from the mountain’s crater.

    “With a maximum distance spewing up to a maximum of 1-kilometer to the direction of Kali Gendol,” said Hanik Humaida, Head of Research and Technological Development for Geological Disaster Agency (BPPTKG) Yogyakarta.

    According to Hanik, the ash clouds rushed out of the mountain’s crater from 06:05 to 06:28 Western Indonesia Times (WIB). The agency’s seismometer was also triggered by 31 incidents of lava rushing down from the mountain’s crater.

    Mount Merapi`s status remains at Level II or alert,” Hanik firmly reminded.