Mount Merapi spewing hot clouds (APG) with a sliding distance of about a thousand meters on Monday (18/1/2021) at 05.43 WIB. The report was made by the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) broadcast by BNPB.
“The public is asked to always be aware of hot clouds of avalanches, avalanches of lava, and lava along rivers or valleys that originate at the top of Mount Merapi,” wrote the PVMBG report.
The Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) via Twitter on the BPPTKG account explained the status Mount Merapi currently is on standby at level three. The safe radius is five kilometers from the top of Mount Merapi, from the previous three kilometers.
Level three status like Mount Merapi current is given to volcanoes which are experiencing increased seismic activity. Level three is addressed with socialization in threatened areas, emergency facilities, and full pickets.
Quoted from the ESDM MAGMA Indonesia website, until 12.00 WIB on Monday (18/1/2021) there had been 15 earthquakes. The duration of the earthquake is 15-37 seconds and one earthquake gusts with an amplitude of three millimeters for 12 seconds.
“Mining in the river channel that starts at Mount Merapi in a Disaster Prone Area (KRB) III it is recommended to stop. Tourists should not carry out activities in KRB III, including climbing, “wrote MAGMA Indonesia ESDM.
Apart from Mount Merapi, status volcano Mount Sinabung is also a public concern. The ESDM MAGMA Indonesia report states, Mount Sinabung is currently on alert level level three and is still experiencing an earthquake
On Monday (18/1/2021) until 12.00 WIB there were 13 avalanches with an amplitude of 3-23 mm and a duration of 25-149 seconds. Mount Sinabung also experienced one earthquake gusts with an amplitude of 12 mm for 39 seconds.
“People, visitors, tourists should not carry out activities in villages that have been relocated, within a radius of 3 km from the summit of Mount Sinabung, 5 km for the south-east sector, and 4 km for the east-north sector,” wrote the MAGMA Indonesia ESDM Report.
The current status of Mount Semeru is alert at level two, as written in the report MAGMA Indonesia ESDM. People should not move within a radius of 1 km from a crater or mountain peak and a distance of 4 km from the south-southeast.
“It is mandatory to be aware of APG, lava avalanches and lava along rivers or valleys that originate at the peak of Mount Semeru. Radius and distance of this recommendation will be evaluated if there is a change in danger,” the report wrote.
Semeru Mountain experienced nine earthquake eruptions or eruptions with an amplitude of 10-20 mm. The duration of the earthquake is 55-120 seconds, which is accompanied by one quake. The amplitude reaches 3 mm with a duration of 175 seconds.
Quoted from the Geological Agency website, below volcano status in Indonesia which is more than normal or level one on Monday (18/1/2021).
A. Volcano alert status or level three
- Mount Merapi
- Mount Ili Lewotolok
- Mount Sinabung
- Mount Karangetang
B. Volcano alert status or level two
- Holy mountain
- Mount Soputan
- Mount Banda Api
- Mount Bromo
- Mount Rinjani
- Mount Lokon
- Mount Gamalama
- Mount Sangeangapi
- Mount Rokatenda
- Mount Mother
- Mount Gamkonora
- Semeru Mountain
- Mount Anak Krakatau
- Mount Marapi
- Mount Dukono
- Mount Kerinci.
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