Mount Merapi erupts in Indonesia

News » Incidents Merapi volcano woke up in Indonesia

On Saturday, March 11, Mount Merapi erupted in the Indonesian island of Java. It threw a plume of smoke up to seven kilometers high.
Reuters reported.

The volcano, located in the Yogyakarta region, began erupting around 12:00 local time (05:00 GMT), as a result, lava flows spread over a distance of 1.5 km.

Residents of nearby communities were urged to stop all activities in hazardous areas within a radius of three to seven kilometers from the crater.

In this case, the evacuation of the local population is not carried out.

Settlements near the volcano were covered with an ash cloud.

Merapi — the largest active volcano in Indonesia, located on the island of Java in the province of Central Java, 30 km from the city of Yogyakarta. Its height— 2,910 meters.

Significant eruptions are observed on average every seven years, small— about twice a year, and the volcano smokes almost every day.

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