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Mount Merapi Releases 67 Lava Avalanches in a Week

Mount Merapi is still releasing incandescent lava. In the past week, from September 24 to 30, 2021, lava avalanches occurred 67 times. Based on the

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Hotspots seen from the slopes of Mount Merapi, Kinahrejo Village, Cangkringan, Sleman, Yogyakarta 

TRIBUNBATAM.id, YOGYAKARTA - Mount Merapi is still releasing incandescent lava. In the past week, from September 24 to 30, 2021, lava avalanches occurred 67 times. 

Based on the records of the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG), the sliding distance of this lava reaches 1,800 meters to the southwest.

In the past week, the volume of the lava dome of Mount Merapi in the southwest reached 1,630,000 cubic meters. 

Meanwhile, the central lava dome has a volume of 2,854,000 cubic meters.

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"It was observed that there was an increase in the height of the southwest lava dome of approximately 1 meter," said Head of BPPTKG, Hanik Humaida in his written report, Friday (10/1/2021). 

During this time, the intensity of the earthquake at Mount Merapi was still quite high. However, there is no significant deformation. 

Currently, Mount Merapi is still on alert status. That status hasn't changed since November 2020.

(Tribunbatam.id/Lia)

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