JAKARTA, March 23 (Xinhua) – Indonesia’s most lively volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted twice on Monday, spewing sizzling clouds as much as 1,500 meters to the southwest, in keeping with the Analysis and Improvement Middle. improvement on geological catastrophe know-how.
The pinnacle of the middle, Hanik Humaida, stated the primary eruption occurred at 2:03 am native time for 134 seconds with an amplitude of 40mm.
“The primary sizzling clouds rolled as much as 1,300 meters to the southwest,” Humaida stated.
The second eruption occurred at 5:11 am native time for 150 seconds with an amplitude of 48 mm, erupting ash clouds as much as 1,500 meters to the southwest.
As well as, between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. native time, Merapi additionally launched incandescent lava 5 occasions as much as 1,000 meters to the southwest.
“Presently, the exercise of Mount Merapi remains to be on the third highest degree,” Humaida added.
Probably harmful areas are a number of rivers flowing lava and sizzling clouds within the south-southwest sector such because the Kuning, Boyong, Bedog, Krasak, Bebeng and Putih rivers, in addition to the Gendol river within the south sector. -is.
“We urge residents or vacationers to not transfer to those harmful areas,” Humaida stated.
Situated on the borders of the provinces of Central Java and Yogyakarta, the violent eruption of the volcano killed greater than 200 individuals and compelled lots of of hundreds of individuals to flee their properties in 2010.