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Update: Mount Merapi Releases 60 Lava Avalanches Over a Week

The Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) noted that from October 15 to October 21, 2021, there were 60 lava avalanc

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Update: Mount Merapi Releases 60 Lava Avalanches Over a Week. Mount Merapi's incandescent lava avalanches 

TRIBUNBATAM.id - The Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) noted that from October 15 to October 21, 2021, there were 60 lava avalanches on Mount Merapi

Lava falls to the southwest with a maximum sliding distance of 2,000 meters. 

During that period, Mount Merapi also experienced two hot cloud avalanches. 

"The maximum glide distance is estimated at 2,500 meters to the southwest.

It was reported that there was light ash rain in the Selo District area," said Head of the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) Hanik Humaida in a written statement, Friday (10/22/2021). 

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Hanik Humaida said that no significant morphological changes were observed, both the southwest dome and the central dome. 

The volume of the southwest lava dome is 1,609,000 cubic meters and the central dome is 2,927,000 cubic meters. 

"The intensity of the earthquake this week is still quite high," she said. 

The deformation of Mount Merapi this week did not show any significant changes. 

Hanik Humaida revealed that the volcanic activity of Mount Merapi is still quite high, namely in the form of effusive eruption activity. 

"The activity status is set at the Alert level," she said. 

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(TRIBUNBATAM.id/ Lia Sisvita Dinatri)

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