Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia. June 21, 2020 26sec

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Mount Merapi in Central java, Indonesia @ Gocskietv – Mount Merapi erupted three times on Sunday morning, 21st June at 9:13am, 9:25am and 09:27am western Indonesia time. The ash column reached 6,000 metres. “The ash column was observed to be gray with a thick intensity leaning towards the west. This eruption was recorded on a seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 75 mm and a duration of ± 5 minutes 28 seconds,” said Head of the Yogyakarta Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG), Hanik Humaida. Despite the eruption, the status of the volcano in three districts and two provinces is still at level II. This status has remained unchanged since 21st May 2018. According to BPPTKG, the potential threat derives from the potential for hot clouds to drift from the collapse of the lava dome and the possible fall of volcanic material from an explosive eruption. Areas within a radius of 3 kilometres from the peak of Merapi are closed for all access.

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