Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupted frequently, leaving 250

He said 253 people had been evacuated to shelters in Glagaharjo and Umbulharjo in the special state of Yogyakarta and in Klaten Central Java state due to the disasters in Merapi.

Ash from the eruption covered several nearby villages and towns and nothing was reported, Muhari said.

Residents of the fertile Merapi cliffs are said to live about 7 miles (4.3 miles) from the mouth of the crater and need to be alert to the damage caused by the eruption, the agency said. Geology and Volcanology research of Indonesia.

Mount Merapi is the largest of more than 120 volcanoes in Indonesia and is frequently erupted with volcanic clouds and gas. The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center did not raise Merapi’s alert level, which is at the second highest level of the four levels since the eruption began last November.

The 2,968-meter (9,737-foot) peak is located near Yogyakarta, an ancient city of hundreds of people housed in a major metro. The city is a center of Javanese culture and the seat of royalty that has been going on for centuries.

The last major eruption of Merapi in 2010 killed 347 people and displaced 20,000 residents.

Indonesia, an archipelago of 270 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity because it sits in the “Ring of Fire,” a type of seismic fault line around the Pacific Ocean.

The last major eruption in December, when Mount Semeru, the highest volcano on the island of Java, erupted in anger and left 48 people dead and 36 missing in their villages buried. in the soil layers. Some of the victims were affected by the blaze, which damaged more than 5,200 homes and buildings.

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