Eruption of Merapi, People Asked to Stay away from Radius 3 Km From Peak

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, May 24 2018 - 21:30 IWST

Kondisi gunung merapi
Kondisi gunung merapi

INDUSTRY.co.id - Bandung - Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) again informed that there has been an eruption of Mount Merapi on May 24, 2018 at 02:56 WIB with the ash column height observed + -6000 m above the peak (+ -8968 m above sea level). The ash column is leaning towards the West. The eruption earthquake is recorded with maximum amplitude of 60 mm and duration of + -4 minutes.

"The last eruption that occurred early this morning was heard from all observation posts of Merapi volcano around Merapi volcano. The eruption is the biggest since Mount Merapi re-issued its eruption," said Head PVMBG, Kasbani to esdm.go.id this morning, Thursday (24 / 5/2018).

Since yesterday until this morning, Kasbani added, visual volcano covered with fog. Smoke is observed in white, low pressure and thick intensity. The wind blows weak to moderate to the south and northwest. Through seismograph recording on May 23, 2018 recorded, 2 times earthquake Eruption, 3 times earthquake, 6 times hybrid earthquake, 1 time shallow Volcanic earthquake, 1 earthquake Blowing, 2 times Tectonic Earthquake Far and 1 times local tectonic earthquake.

Because the volcanic activity of Mount Merapi still looks active, Kasbani asks the community and tourists to temporarily not do climbing activities to Mount Merapi, except for the interest of investigation and research related to disaster mitigation efforts.

"Radius 3 km from the peak to be emptied from the activities of the population. People living in Disaster Risk Area (KRB) III please increase awareness of the activities of Mount Merapi," said Kasbani.

Kasbani again reminded the community to not be hooked issues about the eruption of Mount Merapi is not clear source and still follow the direction of local government officials or ask directly to the Observation Post nearest Mount Merapi via radio communication at a frequency of 165,075 MHz, through the website www.merapi.bgl .esdm.go.id, social media BPPTKG, or to BPPTKG office, Jalan Cendana no. 15 Yogyakarta, telephone (0274) 514180-514192.

"The local government is recommended to socialize the current condition of Mount Merapi to the community as part of the geological disaster mitigation measures that occur," concluded Kasbani.

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