Mount Merapi Spouts Lava Three Times, Reaching 1,500 meters to the Southwest

- 17 March 2023 09:48 WIB
Mount Merapi. (Photo: Twitter Doc @BPPTKG)
Mount Merapi. (Photo: Twitter Doc @BPPTKG)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Mount Merapi spewed three incandescent lava avalanches today, Friday 17 March 2023.

As reported by pmjnews, the Research and Development Center for Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG) reported that three times the incandescent lava avalanches occurred in the period 00.00-06.00 Friday morning WIB.

"Three drops of incandescent lava were observed with a sliding distance of 1,500 to the southwest," said BPPTKG Head Agus Budi Santosa, Friday 17 March 2023.

In today's observation Friday morning at 00.00-06.00 WIB, the distance of the lava slide was recorded as reaching 1,500 meters to the southwest.

Also Read: BPPTKG Slams Viral Video Depicting Locals Touching Merapi Volcano Hot Cloud

Meanwhile, based on meteorological observations, the mountain which is located on the border of DIY and Central Java has cloudy weather.

Meanwhile, the wind blows weakly to the west with an air temperature of 18.3-20 degrees Celsius. While the air humidity is 70-99 percent and the air pressure is 916.9-973.4 mmHg.

Visually the Mountain is clear to 0-III fog. Weak pressure crater smoke is observed to be white with medium intensity and high 50-100 meters above the top of the crater.

The Geological Agency through the PVMBG-BPPTKG has set the activity level of Mount Merapi to Standby since 5 November 2020.

Mount Merapi itself was declared to be entering a period of effusive eruption on January 4, 2021, which was marked by activity in the form of dome lava growth, avalanches, and hot avalanches.


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