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Mount Merapi Spews Hot Cloud Avalanches 2 Times, Slide Distance 1.8 Km

Mount Merapi, which is on the border of the Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java, erupted and spewed hot clouds twice on Tuesday (12/28).

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Mount Merapi erupted and emitted hot clouds twice on Tuesday (12/28) morning. 

TRIBUNBATAM.id - Mount Merapi, which is on the border of the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) and Central Java, erupted and spewed hot clouds twice on Tuesday (12/28) morning.

Based on observations from the Center for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG) it shows that hot cloud avalanches were observed at 03.30 WIB and 07.12 WIB.

The farthest glide distance of this hot cloud is 1.8 km. 

As recorded in the seismogram, the first hot cloud avalanche had an amplitude of 28 mm with a duration of 111 seconds.

This hot cloud headed towards Bebeng River, Magelang.

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Meanwhile, the second hot cloud from Merapi slid towards Bebeng River with an amplitude of 18 mm and a duration of 78 seconds. 

Last week, Mount Merapi released hot clouds of avalanches three times on Thursday (12/23) afternoon. 

BPPTKG noted that hot cloud avalanches were observed at 14:56 WIB, 15:17 WIB, and 15:58 WIB with the furthest glide distance of 2.5 km to the southwest.

Mount Merapi has been on standby since 5 November. 

Based on observations of Merapi on December 22, 2021, 18 incandescent lava avalanches were observed with a maximum sliding distance of 2 kilometers to the southwest. 

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