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In the past week, Mount Merapi spews lava 13 times

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Data of Mount Merapi volcanic activity from September 9-15, 2022.
Data of Mount Merapi volcanic activity from September 9-15, 2022. Source: BPPTKG)

Meanwhile, the intensity of volcanic earthquakes over the past week, according to him, is still high. “Especially deep volcano tectonic-A (VTA) and shallow (MP and avalanche earthquakes),” he said.

Meanwhile, the deformation of Mount Merapi, which was monitored using EDM and GPS this week, showed a distance shortening rate of 0.7 cm per day. “This week there was no reported rain at the Mount Merapi observation post. There were no reports of lahars or additional flow in the rivers that originate from Mount Merapi,” said Agus Budi.

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Up to now, BPPTKG still maintains the status of Mount Merapi at Level III (Alert). Lava flows and hot clouds from Mount Merapi can impact areas in the south and southwestern sector which include the Boyong River (a maximum of 5 km) and the Bedog, Krasak, Bebeng Rivers (a maximum of 7 km), as well as the southeastern sector which include the Woro River (a maximum of 3 km) and the Gendol River (a maximum of 5 km). (rr)

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