Mount Merapi Spews Hot Clouds and Ash from its Peak, Slide Distance for 3 KM
Mount Merapi, which is on the border of the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) and Central Java, erupted and released hot clouds, Saturday (8/28)
Based on observations from the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG), there were two hot cloud avalanches until this afternoon with the furthest sliding distance of 3 kilometers at 16.20 pm.
"The weather at that time was foggy, the estimated glide distance was 3,000 meters to the southwest," said Head of BPPTKG, Hanik Humaida in his statement.
The avalanche of hot cloud, continued Hanik, was recorded on a seismogram with an amplitude of 60 mm and a duration of 234 seconds. While the first today occurred at 05:36 in the morning.
It was recorded on the seismogram with an amplitude of 37 mm and a duration of 190 seconds.
"The glide distance is 2,000 meters to the southwest," said Hanik.
However, BPPTKG still maintains the status of Alert or Level III since November 5, 2020.
The public is advised to always be aware of various potential hazards at this time, in the form of lava avalanches and hot clouds in the southeast-southwest sector for a maximum of 3 kilometers to the Woro River, and as far as 5 kilometers to the Gendol, Kuning, Boyong, Bedog, Krasak, Bebeng, and White rivers.
Meanwhile, the ejection of volcanic material in the event of an explosive eruption can reach a radius of 3 kilometers from the peak of Mount Merapi.
(TRIBUNBATAM.id/ Lia Sisvita Dinatri)