Indonesias volcano Merapi emits hot clouds
Indonesias most active volcano Merapi has emitted hot clouds four times as far as 1,300 m to the southwest and southeast, the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center said Thursday.
The third hot clouds were sliding down 1,300 m to the southwest at 6:39 a.m. with an amplitude of 22 mm for 125 seconds.
Based on monitoring from midnight to 12:00 a.m., the 2,968-m-high volcano, which is located on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces and now on the status of the third-level of danger, has also released incandescent lava four times as far as 500 m to the southeast.
The ejection of volcanic material could reach an area within a radius of 3 km from the summit if an explosive eruption occurs, according to the center.