Indonesia, Mt Merapi, Volcano

Indonesia, Mt Merapi

Indonesia's Merapi volcano spews ash, debris in new eruption

Indonesia's Merapi volcano spews ash, debris in new eruption

27/3/2021 1:24:00 PM

Indonesia 's Merapi volcano spews ash, debris in new eruption

Indonesia ’s most volatile volcano was erupting again on Saturday (Mar 27), releasing plumes of ash high into the air and sending streams of lava ...

BookmarkYOGYAKARTA: Indonesia’s most volatile volcano was erupting again on Saturday (Mar 27), releasing plumes of ash high into the air and sending streams of lava and debris down its slopes.No casualties were reported.AdvertisementAdvertisementAn avalanche of rocks spilled down Mount Merapi's slopes before dawn and clouds of hot ash shot 200m into the air as the mountain groaned and rumbled, said Hanik Humaida, the head of Yogyakarta’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center.

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The volcano unleashed hot clouds of ash at least eight times since the morning as well as a series of pyroclastic flows - a mixture of rock, debris, lava and gasses - that had reached nearly 2km down its slopes, Humaida said. Read more: CNA »

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