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Update: Hot Clouds of Avalanches Cause Light Ash Rain on the Slopes of Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi again releases hot clouds of avalanches in several times on Friday (8/6/2021). Head of the Center for Research and Development of ...

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Illustration - Mount Merapi again releases hot clouds of avalanches in several times on Friday (8/6/2021).  

TRIBUNBATAM.id, YOGYAKARTA - Mount Merapi again releases hot clouds of avalanches in several times on Friday (8/6/2021). 

Head of the Center for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG), Hanik Humaida said, based on reports from residents, there was light ash rain in several areas. 

"According to residents' reports, ash rain with very light intensity occurred in Turi, Tempel, on the road around Balerante, Kaliurang, Ngrangkah," said Hanik, Friday (8/6/2021).  

Based on reports, the activity of Mount Merapi today, starting at 06.00 am to 12.00 noon, recorded three hot clouds of avalanches that slid to the southwest. 

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The glide distance reaches 2,000 meters. 

In addition, 9 lava avalanches were recorded to the southwest with the furthest sliding distance of 1,500 meters.

"Then two avalanches were heard from Pos Babadan," said Hanik. 

BPPTKG also noted that during the monitoring period there had been 5 gusts of earthquakes, 120 multi-phase earthquakes, and 28 shallow volcanic earthquakes. 

Until now, BPPTKG still determined that the activity of Mount Merapi was in Alert status (level III). (*)

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