Indonesian Merapi volcano erupts

Active volcano Merapi in Indonesia erupted this evening by issuing a hot cloud recorded since at 17:02 pm. “From 17:02 am until 17:34 pm happened four times to the present cloud of heat and hot clouds continue to emerge one after another after not stop,” said Head of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation of Geological Surono in Yogyakarta on Tuesday.

According to him, the emergence of the hot cloud is a sign of the eruption of Mount Merapi.

The first heat clouds that showed up at 17:02 pm was heading west, but the next hot clouds can not be monitored well as weather conditions at the peak of Merapi quite dark and raining. Sirens sounded the danger in Kaliurang Sleman at 17:57 pm, and at 18:05 pm Central Mount Investigation and Technology Development (BPPTK) Yogyakarta withdraw all personnel from the observation post.

“In 2006, hot clouds occur for seven minutes, but at this year’s hot clouds have occurred more than 20 minutes,” he said.

The duration of the hot cloud, he added, showed considerable energy.

At 18:00 pm there was an eruption three times the sound of the postal and postal Selo whole observatories followed by smoke billowing as high as 1.5 kilometers heading south.

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