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Sunday Morning, Mount Merapi 2 Times Release Hot Clouds

Mount Merapi released two hot clouds of avalanches on Sunday (6/6/2021) morning. Head of the Center for Research and Development of Geological ...

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Mount Merapi seen from the Kendalsari Dam, Kemalang, Klaten, Central Java. 

TRIBUNBATAM.id - Mount Merapi released two hot clouds of avalanches on Sunday (6/6/2021) morning. 

Head of the Center for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG) Hanik Humaida said, the first hot cloud avalanche occurred at 04.08 a.m. 

The hot avalanche cloud, recorded on a seismogram, has an amplitude of 28 millimeters and lasts for 125 seconds. 

"The glide distance is 1,600 meters to the southwest," said Hanik in his written statement. 

Mount Merapi again released hot clouds of avalanches to the southwest as far as 1,200 meters at 06.08 a.m. 

According to BPPTKG, this second hot cloud has an amplitude of 40 millimeters and lasts for 83 seconds. 

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During the observation period from 00.00 to 06.00 a.m, incandescent lava avalanches were also observed four times sliding from Mount Merapi with a maximum distance of 1,000 meters to the southwest. 

The active volcano was also recorded to have experienced one earthquake, hot cloud avalanches with an amplitude of 27 mm for 125 seconds, 33 avalanches with an amplitude of 3-16 mm for 14-92 seconds, 14 times a multiphase earthquake with an amplitude of 2-32 mm during 5-9 seconds. 

Next, seven gust earthquakes with an amplitude of 2-9 mm for 9-26 seconds, five shallow volcanic earthquakes with an amplitude of 38-75 mm for 10-24 seconds, and one deep tectonic earthquake with an amplitude of 15 mm for 101 seconds.

Until now, BPPTKG still maintains the status of Mount Merapi at level III or standby. (*)

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Penulis: Lia Sisvita Dinatri
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