Mount Merapi, Indonesia, re-erupted on Friday, March 27, 2020, around 10:56 am, Indonesia's west time.
Measurements indicate that the plume of smoke from the eruption reached 5,000 meters in height from the top of the mountain.
According to a press release from the Office of Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG), through its official Twitter page: @BPPTKG, the eruption was recorded in a seismogram with a width of 75 mm and a duration of 7 minutes.
Hot clouds are estimated to dissipate within the south-southeast sector. The VONA report (Notice from the Vulcan Observatory for Aviation) announced a red alert. The eruption was also recorded by a BPPTKG monitoring camera located right at the Bubrah Market on Mount Merapi.
At the time of the eruption the wind was blowing to the southwest. The ash shower was reported to have occurred within a radius of 20 km around the peak, especially laden towards the western sector reaching the Mungkid sub-district in the Magelang district. Ash rain mixed with fine sand was also reported in the Banyubiru village area, Dukun sub-district, Magelang district, which is about 15 km from the top of Mount Merapi.
Furthermore, the BPPTKG urges people living around Merapi to remain calm and carry out their usual activities as long as it is outside a radius of 3 km around the summit and to be vigilant in protecting themselves in the event of volcanic ash rains. .
Press release BPPTKG (Source: Twitter @BPPTKG)
The Merapi Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, is located between the Yogyakarta Special Province and the Central Java Province. This formation reaches a height of 2,930 meters above sea level at its highest point. Since May 21, 2018, his status is alert and is under continuous monitoring.
Fuente: Twitter @BPPTKG