Mount Merapi Spews Lava 12 Times in Single Day

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  • Lava is seen falling down the slopes of Mount Merapi from the Balerante area, Kemalang, Klaten, Central Java, Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Based on data from the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) period (25/2/2021) at 00:00-06:00 WIB. There were 67 avalanches with an amplitude of 3-58 mm and an earthquake duration of 10-175 seconds. ANTARA PHOTOS / Aloysius Jarot Nugroho

    Lava is seen falling down the slopes of Mount Merapi from the Balerante area, Kemalang, Klaten, Central Java, Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Based on data from the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) period (25/2/2021) at 00:00-06:00 WIB. There were 67 avalanches with an amplitude of 3-58 mm and an earthquake duration of 10-175 seconds. ANTARA PHOTOS / Aloysius Jarot Nugroho

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Mount Merapi, which straddles Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces, emitted lava 12 times between midnight and 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday, according to the Geological Disaster Research and Technology Development Center (BPPTKG).

    The first eight lava ejections were recorded between midnight and 6 a.m., with a maximum sliding distance of 1,500 meters in the southwesterly direction, BPPTKG chief Hanik Humaida said in a written statement issued on Wednesday.

    The last four lava ejections were monitored between 6 a.m. and noon, with a maximum sliding distance of 800 meters, also in the southwesterly direction.

    No lava flow was recorded between noon and 6 p.m.

    According to the latest earthquake data, 20 earthquake avalanches were recorded, with an amplitude of 4 mm to 36 mm and a duration of 11-121 seconds.

    On Wednesday, the BPPTKG retained the volcano’s alert status at Level III.

    The lava and hot clouds ejected by Mount Merapi were projected to affect areas located south and southwest of the volcano, including Kuning, Boyong, Bedog, Krasak, Bebeng, and Putih.

    Read: Mount Merapi Spews Lava to Kali Krasak, Boyong

    ANTARA