Merapi: Indonesia’s Merapi volcano erupts, spews hot lava

JAKARTA CAPITAL: Indonesia‘S Mount Merapione of the world’s most active volcanoes, erupted late on Friday and continued to spew hot ash and other volcanic material on Saturday.
Footage of flaming lava pouring out of a crater and a 1,300-meter-high column of hot clouds rising into the air by the government Merapi . Volcano Observatory on Friday night.
The volcano continued to spew hot ash and hot lava that was visible on Saturday.
“Residents should anticipate disruptions due to volcanic ash from the Mount Merapi eruption and please be alert to the risk of volcanic mud flows, especially when it is raining all around. Merapi“, the country’s volcanology agency said in a statement on Saturday.
Merapi also erupted last week, sending 9,600 feet (3,000 meters) of volcanic material to the summit.
Volcanic ash rain covered at least eight villages near the volcano after last week’s eruption.
volcanologist said last week the volcano is experiencing its most active period since 2021.
Merapi was on the second-highest alert level since 2020 after volcanic activity increased and authorities established a restricted area seven kilometers from the summit.
The volcano’s last major eruption in 2010 killed more than 300 people and forced about 280,000 residents to evacuate.
It was Merapi’s strongest eruption since 1930 when about 1,300 people were killed. An eruption in 1994 killed about 60 people.


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