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Tuesday Afternoon, Mount Merapi Released Hot Clouds of Avalanches, Glide Distance about 1000 Meters

Until now, the Center for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG) still set the activity of Mount Merapi on level III.

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Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta again released hot clouds of avalanches on Tuesday (6/22) at 3.13 p.m 

TRIBUNBATAM.id, YOGYAKARTA Mount Merapi again released hot clouds of avalanches on Tuesday (6/22) at 3.13 p.m.

The estimated glide distance of the hot clouds of avalanche is as far as 1,000 meters to the southwest.

"Hot clouds of avalanches on Mount Merapi on June 22, 2021 at 3.13 p.m," said Head of the Center for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG), Hanik Humaida in a written report, Tuesday (6/22). 

Data from the Center for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG), hot clouds of avalanches were recorded on a seismogram with an amplitude of 30 millimeters and a recorded duration of 86 seconds.

"Merapi is foggy, the estimated glide distance is 1,000 meters to the southwest," he explained.

Until now, the Center for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG) still set the activity of Mount Merapi on standby (level III). 

The current potential hazard is lava avalanches and hot clouds in the south-southwest sector covering the Kuning, Boyong, Bedog, Krasak, Bebeng, and Putih Rivers for a maximum of 5 kilometers and in the southeast sector, namely the Gendol River, as far as 3 kilometers. 

Meanwhile, when an explosive eruption occurs, volcanic material vomits can reach a radius of 3 kilometers from the top of the mountain. 

The public is asked not to carry out any activities in areas of potential danger, especially when it rains around Mount Merapi. (*) 

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