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Since Friday Morning, Mount Merapi has Released 2 Hot Clouds and 3 Avalanches of Lava

Mount Merapi is still observed to continue releasing hot clouds and incandescent lava. Based on the monitoring of the Geological Disaster Technology..

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Mount Merapi's incandescent lava fall can be seen from Wonokerto Village, Turi District, Sleman Regency, DI Yogyakarta, Friday (5/3/2021). 

TRIBUNBATAM.id, YOGYAKARTA - Mount Merapi is still observed to continue releasing hot clouds and incandescent lava.

Based on the monitoring of the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) today, Friday (12/3/2021), from 6:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m there were two hot cloud avalanches.

The first hot cloud of avalanche occurred at 07.00 a.m. 

The hot avalanche clouds were recorded on a seismogram with an amplitude of 40 millimeters and a duration of 102 seconds. Meanwhile, the estimated glide distance was 1,000 meters to the southwest.

Then, at 9:31 a.m., there was another hot cloud of avalanches. 

This hot avalanche cloud was recorded on a seismogram with an amplitude of 38 millimeters and a duration of 77 seconds. The estimated glide distance is approximately 800 meters to the southwest. 

In addition, there were also 3 times the avalanche of incandescent lava with the farthest sliding distance, up to 600 meters from the summit. 

The BPPTKG also noted that today, there were 46 avalanches, five gusts, one multi-phase earthquake, and two distant tectonic earthquakes.

Currently, Mount Merapi's activity is still in the Alert status (level III). This status has not changed since November 5, 2020.

The BPPTKG recommendations regarding the condition of Mount Merapi are as follows: 

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