POST Online Media Lite Edition



 

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi emits hot clouds 7 times up to 1.5 km

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesia's most active volcano Merapi emitted hot clouds seven times as far as 1,500 m to the southwest and southeast, the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) said on Thursday.

Article continues below




Located on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces, the 2,968-meter mountain is in the status of the third level of danger.

The potential dangers are lava avalanches and hot clouds in the southeast-southwest sector. An ejection of volcanic materials could reach an area within a radius of 3 km from the summit if an explosive eruption occurs.

The first, second and third hot clouds rolled down 1,000 m after 5:00 a.m. local time to the southwest for 100 seconds with a maximum amplitude of 35 mm.

The fourth hot cloud flowed down 1,200 m at 6:15 a.m. for 110 seconds with an amplitude of 60 mm and the fifth one glided down 1,500 m at 9:38 a.m. for 127 seconds with an amplitude of 45 mm, all to the southeast.

Similarly, the sixth and seventh hot clouds slid down 1,100 m to the southeast, at 9:55 a.m. for 95 seconds with an amplitude of 40 mm and at 6:54 p.m. local time for 85 seconds with an amplitude maximum of 36 mm.


What to read next

Most active volcano in Indonesia erupts, planes urged to avoid area
Indonesia's Mt. Merapi spews hot clouds up to 2 km
Indonesia's volcano Mount Merapi erupts