Volcano in eruption: the Fifth time in six months

the Volcano mount Merapi on the indonesian island of Java went Thursday in a major outbreak, which could be seen from many kilometres of distance, writes the Ja

Volcano in eruption: the Fifth time in six months

the Volcano mount Merapi on the indonesian island of Java went Thursday in a major outbreak, which could be seen from many kilometres of distance, writes the Ja

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
16 February 2020 Sunday 07:00
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Volcano in eruption: the Fifth time in six months

the Volcano mount Merapi on the indonesian island of Java went Thursday in a major outbreak, which could be seen from many kilometres of distance, writes the Jakarta Post.

the Eruption lasted 150 seconds and sent smoke and ash up in the air in a 2000-metre-high pillar, says spokesperson Agus Wibowo from Indonesia's response to the agency.

the Volcanic material was also strewn in a kilometers radius from the outbreak, like the villages up to 10 kilometers south of Merapi was pelted with ash, informs Indonesia's centre for research in geological disasters, which, moreover, can tell that Merapi was erupted four times between september and november 2019. Thus Thursday's eruption, the fifth in six months.

- There has been an increase in the Merapis volcanic activity from the middle of december 2019 and mid-January of this year, both above and below ground.

- Like eruption may still take place in the future, and it indicates that the magmakammeret still delivers the magma, says head of the centre Hanik Humaida in a press release.

Indonesian authorities have now increased the level of preparedness for mount Merapi to the next highest level on a firetrinsskala, and also has both local and tourists to stay at least three kilometres of the volcano to be safe.

Indonesia is part of the 'ildringen', which is an area in the Pacific ocean, which got its nickname because of its many active volcanoes.

Merapi is one of the most active of Indonesia's 127 active volcanoes, and has erupted regularly since 1548. In 2010, lost 300 people their lives in a powerful eruption from Merapi and 400,000 were sent on the run.

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In June 2019, went to the volcano Mount Sinabung erupts on the indonesian island of Sumatra and sent a cloud of ash seven kilometers into the air. Video: Ritzau.

Society - 11. jun. 2019 - at. 16:02 Wild volcano: Seven kilometers high eruption

In may 2019, it was the indonesian island of Bali, which was hit by an outbreak. Video: AP.

Updated: 16.02.2020 07:00
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